I have a confession to make. I’ve never had a pumpkin space latte. There, I said it! I’m not a coffee drinker, so they’ve never appealed to me. I do, however, love pumpkin and am always looking for new pumpkin treats I can make. If it satisfies my sweet tooth, AND is tasty and healthy, it’s a big win for me. So when my friend Chandler (Spokane Eats) shared Method Juice Cafe’s recipe for “cookie dough” made with BEANS, I was inspired to experiment with some recipes of my own. And with some trial and error, Pumpkin Spice “Cookie Dough” Bites were born.

Your first glance at my recipe probably won’t prompt you to think these bites will be a nice treat, but I’m here to tell you they’re tasty and nutritious, entirely plant based, and a nice source of protein and fiber. I hope you’ll give them a try.

Nutritious Pumpkin Spice “Cookie Dough” Bites

  • 1 cup Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 15.5 ounce can Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Process oats in a food processor until finely ground. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Form the “bites” by scooping the dough with a small cookie dough scoop and then rolling in your hands. Or simply eat with a spoon.

Store in the refrigerator.

To make the bites super cute, shape them into little pumpkins by simply using a butter knife to make vertical lines around the sides, pushing down the center with your finger, and topping with a chocolate chunk or chocolate chip. Enjoy!

MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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