Healthy Cookies

ahloveyoujennay:

“Healthy Cookies” – gluten-free, no butter or eggs, and no added sugar. And actually delicious!

Makes about 34 cookies (depending on the size), ~100 calories each

  • 3 large ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 and 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut, finely shredded
  • 4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chip, more or less as you wish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine — mashed banana + vanilla extract + olive oil — set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together — oat + almond meal + shredded coconut + sunflower seeds + cinnamon + salt + baking powder 
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Fold in — chocolate chips
  6. With a small ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, an inch apart.
  7. Bake as long as you want, until nice golden brown, about 20 minutes – depend on the size of cookies.

Now I usually am one for moderation as opposed to going for lower-calorie, low-fat, low-whatever recipes.  But this is actually a really interesting recipe — and you can eat the batter raw, without worry.  Also, no empty calories from bleached flour, sugar, etc.

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