When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

December 2, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whole Grain Cookies

I have been wanting to try a baking recipe with agave nectar versus white sugar. I found this one in Delicious Meets Nutritious by Stephen Richards.  Mr. Richards is the developer of Xagave brand agave nectar. I bought a bottle a while back and we love it! Check out their website for more information at http://www.xagave.com/.

1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups Xagave
1 tsp. vanilla
3-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup rolled oats

Preheat oven to 325. Mix pumpkin, eggs, butter, Xagave and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and mix with pumpkin mixture. Add chocolate chips and oats. Drop 6 large cookies per cookie sheet (2-3 in. apart). Bake for 18 minutes.

These are really good. What is your family doing to cook, bake and eat healthier?


  1. Hi Lanie! At our house we eat very healthy, and we do use agave nectar frequently. My oldest son is allergic to gluten, so that limits us a lot in what we can eat anyway. I try to make nearly everything from scratch, eat lots of veggies and fresh foods, and we are also vegetarian and eat little or no dairy at our house. It's not the diet for everybody, but it works great for us. :)

  2. Hello from French Picnic! The blogroll is growing over at our PEAR project. You can find the PEAR blogroll on the left sidebar of the home page on French Picnic. We've added several new bloggers this week!

  3. Well I can't bake very well. But what is great is I just spotted a link to a salsa recipe. Hi, I'm So Not Mom-a-licious and I am a salsa addict!
    Stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITSahood. We are so glad you could join us and look forward to seeing you around!

  4. Those look delicious. I have been trying more wheat flour substitutions. It usually works perfectly and better for everyone. Thanks for the recipe, Bee Wise Bags & PEAR, loves it!

  5. Mmmmmmmm......Pumpkin cookies! My fav at this time of year, so it's good to know I can make them healthier :)

  6. Hello, fellow PEAR!

    These look delicious and I'm a fan of anything that is (relatively) healthy! I think I will give them a go for my holiday baking line-up.