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Guilt Free Pumpkin Treats!


~ Gluten Free ~ Dairy Free ~ Refined Sugar Free ~Vegan ~

Tis the season for all things pumpkin! I happened to LOVE pumpkin...it has a yummy flavor, keeps baked goods moist, it goes hand in hand with my favorite season, and it has many health benefits.

Did you know...

- Pumpkin contains vitamin A, which helps keeps your vision sharp

- Since pumpkin is low in calories and a good source of fiber it's a great food to incorporate into your diet if you're looking to shed some pounds

- According to the National Cancer Institute, pumpkins contain cancer fighting properties

- They also can help boost your immune system

- Due to their free-radical-neutralizing powers pumpkins can help keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free

- Pumpkins also contain potassium, which helps restore the body's balance of electrolytes after a workout

I've been making these delicious pumpkin treats for a few years now. Every year I tweak the recipe in an effort to make it even healthier but equally delicious!

INGREDIENTS

- 1/4 cup of Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

- 1/4 cup of Organic Applesauce

- 1 cup of Pumpkin Puree

- a splash of Almond Milk (if batter feels too dry when combining all ingredients)

- 1/2 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar

- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

- 1.5 teaspoons of Cinnamon

- 1 teaspoon of Ginger

- 1/4 teaspoon of Nutmeg

- 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt

- 1.5 cups of chopped Dates and Almonds

(you could also use Rasins, or Dried Cranberries, and any Nut(s) of your choice)

- 2 cups of Gluten Free Fava Flour (or your choice of gluten free or regular all purpose flour)

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. I used a 2 teaspoon cookie scooper to create balls. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 53 treats! Mmm!


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