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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies

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!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
My favorite seasons are fall and winter, and I love all the seasonal food!

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!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
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!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
Vega Essentials comes in both Vanilla and Chocolate – I went with the chocolate!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
I love how much protein, and greens and vitamins are in this shake!

The scoop size is huge (around 1/2 cup) and is packed with so much good stuff!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
I mean look at all that 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!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
Also – side note – I can’t be the only one who goes in Target for one item and leaves with 5 can I ?!

Target is my kryptonite! I always leave with more than I planned!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
So back to these awesome cookies! When I first planned this recipe, I had decided to make pumpkin chocolate chip brownies…but they were a bust.

Great flavor but I wasn’t happy with the texture.

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
My brownie fail did teach me however that this protein powder was AWESOME for baking with!

I decided instead to make a fall cookie that I had been wanting to make – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
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!

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies
Make sure to whip up a batch of these cookies for your fall nights!

Yield: 15 - 20 cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vega Essentials chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 oz chocolate chips

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 8g

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Monday 5th of October 2015

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Marci Perez

Monday 5th of October 2015

I just made some of the pumpkin chocolate chip protein cookies tonight and they are delicious. I am wondering if you may have the nutritional information for these cookies. My husband is diabetic and we work out so the high protein is definitely a plus but we also must take into consideration his sugar and carb intake on a daily basis. So if you can give me any information about the nutritional value it would be greatly appreciated.

Joy

Monday 5th of October 2015

Hi Marci,

I'm so glad you liked these! Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with accurate nutritional information. It will vary based on which sweetener you use (this recipe uses coconut sugar), which brand of chocolate chips, as well as how many cookies you make (bigger or smaller.) If you would like to know the exact amounts, you can use a website like this: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator with which you can enter the exact ingredients you used and how many cookies it provided.

Judy Swepston

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Sounds good, do you have a calorie count?

Joy

Monday 5th of October 2015

Hi Judy,

Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with accurate calorie count. It will vary based on which sweetener you use (this recipe uses coconut sugar), which brand of chocolate chips, as well as how many cookies you make (bigger or smaller.) If you would like to know the exact amounts, you can use a website like this: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator with which you can enter the exact ingredients you used and how many cookies it provided.

Jesenia

Thursday 24th of September 2015

These cookies looks amazing! Pumpkin, chocolate and healthy? Perfect combination! Thanks for sharing. #client