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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Clean Eat Recipe :: Pumpkin Protein Cookies

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Celebrate fall (or anytime of the year) by making these delicious Pumpkin Protein Cookies!

Recipe created by Michelle LeSueur, BEP, CNC, CSN, CPT.  Used with her permission.

Ingredients:
2 heaping Tbsp almond butter or natural peanut butter
1 heaping Tbsp pumpkin
2 Tbsp Xylitol
1 oz egg whites (1-2 egg whites)
1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:
1. Using a whisk or fork, mix all ingredients.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes.

Makes approx 9 cookies

Macros:
Calories: 60
Carbs: 4g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 2g
Sugar: 1g

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- Whitney

42 comments:

  1. What is Xylitol? And where can you find it? Or can I substitute something for it? Thanks! These look delicious!

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    1. It a sweetener that is commonly used in sugar free gum and some mouth rinses. Please be careful with Xylitol and your dogs and cats. With the amount of Xylitol in these cookies even 1 cookie for a small dog could kill it. Toxic to pets. Okay, I guess, for people.

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    2. Lol.u guess? How about agave sweetener whouldwhould it be ok?

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    3. You can purchase Xylitol at most health food stores or on Amazon. You could try stevia but I'm not sure what the conversion would be. Please let us know if you try it and how much you use because other people may have the same question. :-)

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  2. How many scoops of protein powder?

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    1. I'm sorry - the posting was messed up for a few minutes after it posted. It is 2 scoops of protein powder. Thanks!

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    2. Thanks! Looks great, can't wait to try them this weekend!

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    3. hi!

      is it 2 scoops of protein powder regardless of what kind you use?????

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  3. Yum, these look good- and healthy! Care to share on my Healthy Tuesday hop?

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  4. Those look delicious!
    xoxo
    Desirae
    goingwiththelastingers.blogspot.com

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  5. Yum! These sound delicious and I can't wait to try them. Do you recommend regular pumpkin in a can from Trader Joes or any other particular kind?

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  6. is it possible to make a substitution for the Xylitol? If so, what do you recommend? Thanks.

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    1. You could try stevia but I'm not sure what the conversion would be. Please let us know if you try it and how much you use because other people may have the same question. :-)

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  7. I'd rather not use the xylitol since its so dangerous for pets as I have a rather rambunctious cat. Can we use raw sugar instead? Or honey?

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    1. You could try honey or stevia. I'm not sure what the conversion would be. Let us know if it turns out - I would stay away from raw sugar.

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    2. Raw sugar is wayyyyyyyy more clean than xylitol! Or raw honey!! Say no to the fake crap!!

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    3. I mean to use raw sugar or raw honey... Not the fake sugars!!

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    4. Xylitol is found naturally in many fruits and berries... Just saying.

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  8. So the Xylitol is used just for sweetening? I think I'll try powdered Stevia leaves. Just have to figure out the measurement.

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    1. You could try stevia but I'm not sure what the conversion would be. Please let us know if you try it and how much you use because other people may have the same question. :-)

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  9. Can you use regular oats instead of the quick cooking oats if you grind them finely in a blender? I'm going to try that.

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  11. I just used honey instead of xylitol in the same amount and they turned out fine!

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  12. Anyone ever use a different kind of protein?

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  13. Quick cook oats aren't clean eating. Definitely use the old fashioned kind.

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    1. We usually use Quaker Oats (quick - 1 min), the only ingredient is 100% Natural Whole Grain Quaker Quality Rolled Oats so this kind is fine to use!

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  14. I made these tonight using 2 tablespoons of Stevia instead of xylitol. They were delicious!

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  15. Do you know if I can make these with out the protein powder or will it not turn out right?

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    1. I have never tried them without the powder but let us know how they turn out if you do!

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  16. Turned out AWFUL. They were rubbery.

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    1. Oh no Leda! I'm sorry they didn't turn out for you. :-(

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  17. Don't know what I did wrong but they needed to cook for 9 minutes in order to make them firm. I used natural peanut butter so maybe that's why?? Still tasted good though =)

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    1. It may have to do with the different brands of peanut butter. I like all of my cookies and protein bars still kind of "raw" so I usually use the lower end of time range! :-) Glad they turned out for you!

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  18. I made these tonight for the second time and they turned out looking like little puffed up biscuits both times. I don't know what I did wrong. I used natural peanut butter and stevia in the raw instead of xylitol. Maybe that could be why???

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    1. We do use natural peanut butter so that shouldn't be the problem so I bet it is the Stevia in the Raw. I'm sorry they didn't turn out. :-(

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    2. Did you use too much baking soda, or use baking powder on accident? Or did you add too much egg white?... not criticizing, just wondering why they didn't work for you :/ that stinks. I hope you can figure it out...

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  19. i made these tonight, switching Truvia for the xylitol (same amount). I didn't feel like making the dough into cookies, so I spread it in a small Pyrex dish and baked it for 11 minutes. They are great as bars!

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  20. I made these last night using one packet of stevia and sprinkling a little on top before I baked them, natural crunchy peanut butter and I added a little pumpkin pie spice to it too. Delicious!!!

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  21. I just made these using honey as the sweetener...they are awesome! This is my dessert for Thanksgiving, yum:)

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