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You guys! It’s officially fall!! Lately I’ve been craving everything pumpkin!
I already have a whole list of pumpkin recipes that I want to make this year. I’ve also never carved a pumpkin before, so that’s on my fall bucket list too!
I love sipping on a pumpkin drink and eating pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pie, I’m putting pumpkin in everything these days!
Part of trying to make more everyday healthy decisions means incorporating more nutrition into my food whenever possible. I don’t believe in dieting. I love finding fun (and delicious) new ways to add more nutrition punch to my favorite foods! For these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, I’m using a secret ingredient – Vega Essentials Protein Powder! I added an extra 40g of protein + tons of vitamins and veggies into these cookies (that don’t taste healthy at all) Now that’s my kind of dessert!
Vega Essentials is a limited edition protein powder that’s sold at Target this fall! I was surprised when I found out that Vega was sold at Target, as it’s such a quality (vegan) protein. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and made with no added sugar, artificial flavors, or sweeteners.
Vega is made from whole food ingredients. I love that healthy choices like Vega are becoming available in more mainstream places!
The scoop size is huge (around 1/2 cup) and is packed with so much good stuff!
I love finding ways to use protein powder in unique ways since I’m not much for your average boring protein shake.
I decided this protein would be a great way to add some extra protein and veggies to my favorite fall cookies!
Target is my kryptonite! I always leave with more than I planned!
Great flavor but I wasn’t happy with the texture.
I decided instead to make a fall cookie that I had been wanting to make – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip!
These cookies were a hit! They are soft and chewy, and chocolatey with a hint of pumpkin. Not to mention packed with 2 whole servings of Vega protein! These cookies don’t taste healthy at all! Most importantly – they are super easy to throw together.
You don’t need to waste any time – plus I love that I was able to add all that protein and nutrition into cookies!
I’m always trying to get Robbie more protein and veggies, so if I can do it in a chocolate chip cookie that’s pretty awesome!
- 1 cup Vega Essentials chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ cups coconut sugar
- ½ cup vegan butter, softened
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs
- 10 oz chocolate chips
- Combine protein powder, cacao powder, whole wheat flour, sea salt, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl, whisk until well combined
- Beat eggs, coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, vegan butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl
- Add dry ingredients to wet, beating until well combined
- Add chocolate chips
- Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes