A couple weeks ago on Facebook the ‘2 ingredient cookie’ was going around… I tried to find it – i think i even shared it on my page – but i can’t find it. Anyone have any tips for searching facebook? The 2 ingredients were pumpkin and oats.
Well i thought I’d give them a try – awfully bland! But I experimented a bit and came up with a pretty good cookie with just 4 basic ingredients: pumpkin, oats, butter and maple syrup. You can also add a little spice (cinnamon and cloves or nutmeg) and raisins, dried cranberries or walnuts. Or use a different fruit – like applesauce or mashed bananas – in place of pumpkin.
Experiment! That is how recipes are created!
So here’s my basic recipe:
1 can pumpkin
1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons)
A pinch of salt (if you use unsalted butter)
1/2 cup maple syrup (more if you like them sweeter)
Enough oats to make it all hold together (I think it was about 3 cups).
As much raisins, craisins or walnuts as you want (I think I used 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup chopped walnuts).
You can make them spicy by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon and a half teaspoon of cloves. (I added too little and you could not even taste it). I’ve also thought about adding a half-cup almond meal before adding the oats.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together pumpkin with any spices you’re using. Stir in maple syrup and melted butter. Stir in enough oats until mixture holds together and forms a dough. Stir in dried fruit & nuts, if using.