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Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies (vegan!)

Posted Nov 03 2010 11:38am

Good afternoon!

I can’t believe I’m already off to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival tomorrow! I’m so excited to see all my blog friends (I’m rooming with my girls Jenna and Tina – and also spending a night with Stepfanie from DailySpark , the website I’ve been contributing guest posts to for awhile!) and to meet some new ones! The weekend sounds like it will be filled with great food and interesting blog-related sessions (photography/video how-tos, foodie cooking sessions, being successful with your blog, etc.). The festival ends Sunday morning, but I’ll be staying until Monday and spending some time playing in wine country! I can’t wait – last time I was out there was when I visited Jenna over New Years :)


On Friday night, there’s a festival welcome cocktail party, and we’re supposed to bring a gift under $20 for a foodie gift exchange. I decided on a combination of homemade and store bought. :)

For my store bought item – I decided it had to be something UNC related! BLUE Hot Chocolate, anyone?!



And for my homemade – cookies! :)


Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies, to be exact! These are a more seasonal variation of my Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies . I figured since a lot of people don’t like coconut, I should stay away from that – and I decided to make them vegan just in case, too! I’m hoping everyone likes pumpkin :) Yum!


They came out really tasty – I hope whoever gets them loves them, too! :)


Oatmeal Banana Pumpkin Cookies (vegan!)

Makes 12 small cookies



  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 Tbsp. finely ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • 1 large very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 C pumpkin
  • 1/8 C pure maple syrup
  • 1/6 C dried cranberries (or raisins or chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients, and then slowly add wet to dry, stirring gently until mostly uniform (there will probably still be some banana chunks, it’s fine!).

Spoon batter onto a cooking-sprayed or nonstick cookie sheet. This recipe makes about 12 small cookies. Bake about 14 minutes until lightly browned.


Deeeeeeelish :)


Time to get back down to business – must get everything school-related (and house-related) in order before leaving tomorrow! I have a few of my classmates coming over shortly to work on biostats homework, and then I have to pack, etc., etc.

But first – any of you guys looking for some cool new music? (Tip: It’s great for running!) My friend Ben ( who helped me set up my blog on its own host/domain last November ) is an AWESOME musician and just released a new album, and it’s on iTunes ! How cool is that? If you have a second, I’d love if you’d check out his music and show him some love. Here’s his Facebook page , and below check out the cool music video he made (featuring his cute girlfriend) for one of the new songs.


I know. I have no idea how anyone makes videos that cool on their own.

Have a good one :)


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