Pumpkin Banana CC Cookies

So this pumpkin shortage thing is rather annoying... I love baking with pumpkin!! I wanted to make some of these pumpkin CC cookies I made recently... but I only had 1/2 cup of pumpkin left in the freezer... what's a girl to do?? Sub in a banana for the missing 1/2 cup of pumpkin! The end result was a banana pumpkin hybrid cookie! Pretty darn tasty :) I'll be making them will all banana next time... unless this darn shortage is done with!



Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe by steph chows

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
dash salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1/2 cup splenda granulated plus 1/4 cup white sugar... OR (3/4 cup white sugar)
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 ripe banana mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, or any chip you like

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicon baking mats.

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar/splenda until smooth and lightened in color. Then mix the apple sauce, pumpkin, mashed banana, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it. Mix in the chips.

Using an ice cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity, scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2-inches apart. You could also simply use a 1/4-cup measuring cup if you don’t have a scoop. Use a thin metal spatula to smooth and flatten the rounds.

Bake the cookies until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 16 minutes. Cool them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.



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13 chews:

Perfectly delicious with both pumpkin and banana! Great idea!

Lo said...

I'm having one of those "now, why didn't I think of that?" moments! Great idea. Bananas and chocolate chips are always a winning combo.

tbos said...

i have had excellent results subbing butternut squash...no shortage of that for me!

Mags said...

I've finally been able to find canned pumpkin here in Indiana again so maybe there's hope for you yet. Although, the combination of pumpkin and banana or all banana sounds great to me!

stephchows said...

glad you all like them!! And glad to hear the shortage isn't happening everywhere!!

so what's up with the lack of comment love today?? it's the word verification isn't it... I'm trying to stop the spam! :D

What the heck is going on with the pumpkin shortage? I haven noticed it because I don't use much pumpkin. Weird!

Still, good save with the banana, Steph!

Kathleen said...

What a great combo! I've gotta give those a try!

You're good to still have pumpkin patience. :) It's a good baking ingredient!

Those look delicious! Love the combo. I don't have any pumpkin left either.

I can't find canned pumpkin anymore--I knew I should have stocked up!

Hannah said...

What a yummy and healthy combo! This is a recipe begging to be veganized.

Lucy said...

These cookies have such yummy flavours in them! A perfect winter cookie, I think :)

Lucy said...

These cookies have such yummy flavours in them! A perfect winter cookie, I think :)

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