Autumn is most definitely here, and now we are into October. What a fun (and gorgeous!!) time of year this is!
Beloved and I drove up into the Rocky Mountains this past weekend to join many other Coloradoans to see the turning of the Aspen trees. They are beautiful up close against the pristine blue sky...
and also from a distance, as they show up against the mountain evergreen trees.
October is a month when I think a lot about pumpkins.... not just the pumpkin flesh, but also the very healthy pumpkin seeds!
Here is a quick snacky food that uses those seeds. I whipped this up on Sunday afternoon when the munchies hit me with a vengeance. It's my adapted version from a blog called Feed Me Phoebe.
Raw and Healthy Cookie Bites, adapted
from Feed Me Phoebe (makes 3 dozen bites)
These healthy oatmeal cookies are delicious… raw cookies. The chocolate chips feed your sweet tooth, but they’re also packed with protein rich almond butter, pumpkin seeds, flax meal and raw honey.
¾ cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup finely shredded coconut
½ cup ground flax seed meal
¾ cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
Combine all ingredients in a large food processor, blending until well-combined, but not to the point that all the ingredients are unrecognizable
Using the smallest size of retracting scoop (see pictured below), make about 40 'cookie bites' of the mixture.
Store the bites in the refrigerator and eat within a week, or store in the freezer for longer.
|retractable scoop for making the 'cookie bites'|