Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Cookie Friday, friends!

Clearly, I am embracing all things fall, which means lots of time spent in the kitchen baking up new (pumpkin) recipes!

During the summer I rarely feel the urge to heat up the kitchen by turning on the stove. It’s hot enough outside! I always lean towards creating new no-bake sweets like all the protein ball recipes I can come up with. I never get tired of them and Quinn loves helping me mix up the batter, so it’s part of the weekly summertime routine. This time of year there is nothing better than a warm cookie, and Quinn can still jump in the kitchen to be my little helper.

This recipe makes me think of a little bit of fall with a touch of Christmas cookie sneaking in early. The combo of pumpkin with white chocolate chips is a fun twist and creates a super moist and gooey cookie. Who doesn’t love that? I also swapped in some healthier ingredients to up the nutrition – because who says you can’t have the best of both worlds! I hope you enjoy getting in the kitchen and tossing together a batch of these crowd pleasers with your little helper too! 🙂


Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Chip Cookies


1.5 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 large egg

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup white chocolate morsels

1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

On a prepared baking sheet (or with a silicone mat), divide batter into 2-inch disks and flatten with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies start to lightly brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Protein: 2

from Carrots 'N' Cake

From Cake To Tylenol

If you’re following on Instagram (I’m sorry blog news is always a few days late!) you’ll know that the visit with my parents started out like this ^^ celebrating my dad’s birthday with our favorite cake from Foods Of All Nations.

And ended like this, sick in bed all day.


Dad and Thomas came down with a fast and furious stomach bug, and the next day I had a fever all day and felt pretty crummy. Thankfully, I was spared the GI symptoms. Gosh that would have been extra bad. We think Mazen had it too because his appetite was nonexistent the two days before but he never complained of a sick tummy and seemed fine otherwise so we figured he was just overstimulated. Mom hasn’t gotten it (yet?) and we were all very thankful that she was well enough to bring us ginger ale, medicine and toast. Everyone was quarantined to their rooms, and I was worried that B would get it the whole time. My parents left this morning feeling much better. The timing of this with a newborn was awful, but I kept reminding myself it could have been much worse if I’d be violently sick or Birch had caught it and had to go to the ER. I didn’t leave my bed yesterday, but I’m feeling much, much better today.

Prior to The Sickness, we had a nice visit with my parents.

My mom brought chili and mac and cheese and we ate Thomas’s smoked pork shoulder for leftovers.

Mom and I eventually made it out into the world and went to Green Bean Baby Boutique so I could look through some of their nursing clothes. They stock a lot of Boob Design, and they all have an amazing feel! Very high quality fabric. I love the flip up top. I’m hoping to write a post at some point about my new “uniform” inspired by Young House Love’s Sherry’s post. Boob top, Align pants.

Mom and I stopped into Feast to pick up lunch. Birch woke up and we did a little car nursing before heading home!

But this kale salad and turkey and brie panini totally hit the spot!!

We gave B his first water bath (he did not cry!) That’s Mazen’s hand. He was excited to lather Birch’s hair.

And we went on a few walks around the block. Look at this little jacket! Doesn’t he look thrilled!? (Before anyone says anything, I know not to layer bulky clothes under the car seat straps for automobile rides. This was just a calm stroller walk.)

Post sickness oatmeal – just what the doctor ordered.

Talk soon! I still need to write up that birth story….

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