Wholesome Pumpkin Bites

These cookies are not just delicious, but they are rich with protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy it for breakfast, or general snacking. They are that absolute power-treat for on the go.

Ready in: 20min (Prep: 15min, Cook: 5min)
Makes: 14

Ingredients

  • Granulated sweetener, such as Splenda – 20g
  • Porridge oats – 80g
  • Wholemeal flour – 125g
  • Soya flour – 45g
  • Bicarbonate of soda – 1 3/4 teaspoons
  • Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground nutmeg – 1 teaspoon
  • Pumpkin puree – 125g 
  • Rapeseed oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 2 teaspoons
  • 2 egg whites
  • Black treacle – 1 teaspoon
  • Linseed – 1 tablespoon (optional) 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to about 1800C (Gas 4).
  2. Whisk the baking powder, sweetener, wholemeal flour, oats, soya flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the rapeseed oil, pumpkin puree, egg whites, water and black treacle. Then stir in linseed, if desired. 
  4. Now roll into 14 large balls, and then flatten on a baking tray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. PLEASE DO NOT OVERBAKE: If you bake it too much, the cookies will come out really dry.

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