04 October 2010

Pumpkin Pom Poms

At Pomegranate we have gotten into the fall mood and have been making some heavily fall inspired desserts, we have our maple cake available daily, our cranberry biscotti, pumpkin seed chai cookies and out pumpkin pom poms. The pom poms are really a cookie but they have a fun shape and calling them pom poms is just plain cute. I had the recipe in my book o' recipes that are all hand written and mostly original and some are recipes I found on the internets and veganized. The pumpkin pom pom recipe was written without bake temperature or bake time and was written so quickly I can barely read my own writing, but once deciphered I winged it and came out with a great little treat. The cookie itself is a little plain but with the addition of a lemon glaze on top this cookie is incredible!

Pumpkin Pom Poms

1 can organic pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup apple sauce
3 cups oats
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet. Place pumpkin, sugar and applesauce in a bowl and beat with mixer until completely combined. In separate bowl mix oats, spelt flour, baking soda, and spices. Add the wet mixture to the dry and fold all ingredients together with a spoon until completely mixed. Use an ice cream scooper and scoop out dough onto cookie sheet. You can either leave in a ball shape or flatten with your hands. I like the ball shape. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for ten minutes then top with lemon glaze.

Lemon Glaze
1/4 cup Earth Balance
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest from one lemon
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat in mixer until you get a thin icing. Dip cookies into icing or smooth on with a spoon. Enjoy!

I was just about to add a picture of the pom poms and realized that I didn't have a photo! When I work next I will take a photo I promise!


  1. Nom Nom Nom...I have gotta try this one! Sounds delicious! :)

    Take Care, janna lynn

  2. I was in the other day and saw these yummies. I was too full to eat them...this time! I am hoping I will see you there soon. I keep missing you!

  3. Love it- both the sound of the recipe, and the name! Looking forward to those pictures, too. :)