Hey, remember that time I said I didn’t like pumpkin?
I lied. I like it, and I like it quite a lot.
This morning after a 9:30 BodyPump class (which I loved, I always leave BodyPump feeling so strong!), I wandered into the Superstore on a super schweaty mission for pumpkin pie spice for a pumpkin cookie recipe I wanted to try out today.
I couldn’t find it anywhere! After consulting with my favourite baking guru…
Having blog friends is so helpful!
I realized that this was not a case of just being blind to the pumpkin pie spice (like how I missed the canned pumpkin), it probably wasn’t available in the Superstore at all.
I headed home to make my own, following Dawn’s advice. I googled a recipe to get the exact quantities of each spice, and found a good one on AllRecipes that I ended up using.
When I was raving on about pumpkin in my v-log, I asked you guys to post your fave pumpkin recipes. Meg from PinkGiggles posted one for Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal Cookies that looked yummily intriguing to me.
I followed SkinnyTaste’s recipe exactly, so check it out if you want to see it. Let me tell you, these cookies turned out amazing.
I loved them! Ridiculously yummy.
If (WHEN) I make these again the only change I’d make would be swapping whole wheat flour for white flour, but the other ingredients were bang-on. I loved these little cookies.
Bake-fest was not quite over just yet. I have a little dinner party tonight with my friends from college Fran and Lisa, as well as our respective lovers, and I am bringing the dessert.
They look pretty decadent, don’t they? They are DELICIOUS. Would you believe me if I told you they are also healthy?
It’s true. The main ingredient is chickpeas.
No lie. An entire can of chickpeas.
And peanut butter, brown sugar and flour. I had to sub the flour instead of ground flax into my mix, as I didn’t have any ground flax on-hand, but otherwise I followed Katie’s recipe exactly.
The most difficult part was mixing the chick peas, I would say, as the little peas wanted to stay in ball form and it was tricky to get them smoothy-smooth.
But after several minutes of mixing with an electric mixer, I was successful!
This recipe is genius. I can’t even explain to you how impressed I am with it. These blondies are moist, chewy and chocolatey. They taste like the real deal, and I could eat the entire pan and I wouldn’t even have to break out my fat pants. That, my friends, is a win.
Ando has already eaten four of them.
I’m excited to see how my pals like everything tonight! I’ll let ya know.
And I am off to get ready! Have a great Saturday!