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Pumpkin Applesauce Mini Muffins

Magical Monday- Fall & Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

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Happy Fall Everyone! I so love Fall..I love everything about fall..I love the energy of fall!!!

The cozy sweaters, cozy socks, crock pot meals, more crafting, the colors of the trees, pumpkins everywhere……did I mention Pumpkin….Oh how I love pumpkin everything….

Breakfast can be a rushed and wild time. It can be hard to get yourself and the kids out the door! Below is a nourishing recipe loaded with protein and good fats that can be made ahead of time for a quick ” on the go” breakfast!

On this Magical Monday….and since its FALL and I LOVE Fall..Here is a super simple pumpkin recipe just for you…

Pumpkin Applesauce Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies/Muffins

Ingredients

11⁄2 cups organic rolled oats
11⁄2 bananas, chopped
1 cup mashed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
2 tbsp shredded coconut
3-­‐4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom
1⁄4 tsp sea salt
1⁄4 cup dried cranberries (optional for added sweetness)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Spray baking sheet with natural olive oil spray.

3. Combine pumpkin, banana, maple syrup, spices and salt in a mixing bowl and mix by hand until mostly smooth.

4. Add in oats, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds and shredded coconut and mix thoroughly. If mixture needs more moisture, add in 1⁄2 mashed banana or a couple tablespoons applesauce.

5. Form 10-12 small cookies and bake for 10-12 minutes. You can also place in a mini muffin pan and make little muffins ( will make approx 20-24 mini muffins)

Makes 10-­‐12 cookies

Nutrition Tip: Oats are great for calming the nervous system. Buy gluten-­‐free oats if avoiding gluten, since oats can be contaminated with gluten in the processing.

This is a recipe from my cookbook Nourishment Made Simple 2nd edition. You can email me for a signed copy and I will mail it to you! Also, don’t forget to sign up for my FREE Busy Moms Survival Guide ( 5 days of 10 min meals) on my home page of website…It’s FREE!

With Thanks,  Love and Sparkle

Amy

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