There are two things that I would say are never out of season. Pumpkin flavored goodness, and the color black. Fight me on it if you want, but I will stand my ground. Pumpkin ALWAYS tastes/smells good, and black ALWAYS looks classic.
I was looking to whip up a tasty delight today, and so after sifting through my recipes I decided I wanted to mix and match and came up with this delightful recipe for Whole Wheat Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This was a perfect opportunity to try out the new silicone oven mitt and potholder my mom gave me with my Easter package. They are AWESOME. They are dishwasher safe too, which is great because all my baking goods tend to get dirty from time to time.
They can also double as a fun toy for your kids...or yourself...the mitt looks like a monster of sorts.
In case you were wondering; yep, I bake in my gym clothes. I work in my gym clothes. I work out in my gym clothes. I run errands in my gym clothes. I sleep in my gym clothes. There are times in the week when I realize that I have gone from Monday to Friday without putting on jeans. Sad? Awesome? I don't even know anymore. Remember that gym clothes = work clothes for me. I am a comfy type person, so I love it. Also, remember my bondi band? I love it. It is seriously awesome for working out, or for those days where doing your hair just isn't in the cards.
Guess what else??
This grandma hip just might be coming out of retirement. I had an AWESOME run yesterday. I'm definitely feeling it today, but the fact that I actually made it through a decent run without extreme pain makes me OH so happy. Keep your fingers crossed. I'm not signing up for any races just yet, but hopefully soon!
Ok, on to the recipe...
Whole Wheat Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup splenda (you could use agave or honey here)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together pumpkin, egg, sugar, splenda, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Combine dry ingredient with wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned. Let cool completely. Yum. Yum. Yum. This recipe makes 36 cookies. Here are the stats.
Do you have things that you would consider never go out of style? I would have to add not washing my hair being tan. I'm sure my list is probably longer this, but I'll spare you :) Do you live in your gym clothes? I do, and I think everyone I know is kinda used to it. It's always fun to be all dressed normal. It throws people off.