I’m basically eating everything with pumpkin at the moment. So I thought why not try to make my beloved cookiedough balls with pumpkin as well?! First I tried making them only with pumpkin puree instead of chickpeas but I had to add a LOT of flour and they were still quite sticky. So I decided to make them with chickpeas as always and just add some pumpkin puree to it. After the second try they turned out amazing! It’s just a bit tricky to get the right amount of pumpkin puree because depending on the type of pumpkin and the way you make it the puree turns out more watery or more thick. I cooked the pumpkin this time, drained it and blended it. I like that method because it’s a lot quicker than baking (about 10-15mins). But if you bake it the puree is thicker and has a more intense flavour (obviously ..because some of the water evaporates while baking). Therefore if you use baked pumpkin puree you probably have to use less flour!
- 100g pumpkin puree
- 265g chickpeas (cooked)
- 20g coconut blossom sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 100g oat flour
- vegan dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- If you want to know how to make pumpkin puree and the ingredients for pumpkin spice check out my Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.
- Fill all ingredients except for the oat flour into a bowl and blend them with a handheld blender. Of course you can use a food processor or highspeed blender as well!
- Then gradually add the oat flour and stir. Don’t add everything at once because you can only add more and not take some away, right?
As I mentioned the consistency of every pumpkin puree is different, so the amount of flour you need might be more or less than 100g. Just stir the flour in and check if you can form the cookiedough to balls or if it’s too sticky and then just add more flour.
- Now you can either add the chocolate chips to the mixture and then form it to balls or form the balls first and then add chocolate chips on the outside (like I did) or don’t form balls at all. How ever you like! Enjoy 🙂
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