I've been dreaming of cookies lately and how to make healthy ones so I can have as many as I want. Look for more healthy cookie recipes to come soon. In my quest for finding a GI (Glycemic Index) friendly, low carb cookie I found this recipe from 101 cookbooks it's called Nikki's Healthy Cookies Recipe. It does not use flour, sugar, eggs, or butter. Hmmm could this really work? Since I had 3 bananas I needed to bake with and was feeling like making cookies I figured why not? I subbed flax meal for almond meal only because it's what I had on hand. I also plan to try adding an egg to see if it helps make the texture better. I added 1 1/2 tablespoon of Stevia in the Raw to add sweetness without adding sugar.
After making them I decided to call them breakfast cookies because they are healthier than most breakfast and seem like a combination of a muffin and a cookie, rather than a cookie. The texture is quite different. Below is my adapted version of Nikki's Healthy Cookie Recipe. If you chose to not use an egg this recipe is vegan. I lowered the temp for baking from 350 to 325 degrees because health wise it is better to cook at lower temperatures and your less likely to over bake it.
Easy Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Recipe
3 large ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoon of Stevia (or 3 tablespoons of brown sugar)
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm - so it isn't solid
2 cups organic rolled oats
2/3 cup almond or flax meal
1/3 cup coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pink salt
1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
1 large organic egg (optional)
6 - 7 ounces chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees, racks in the top third.
- In a large bowl combine the bananas, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Set aside.
- In another bowl whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips.
- Drop dollops of the dough, each about 2 teaspoons in size, an inch apart, onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes.
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