(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe

Healthy Cookie Recipe

These are great for a pre-run snack and a guilt-free treat. They have banana and oats, some pretty awesome running fuel.

Ingredients for the “dough” base:

3 overripe bananas (I freeze mine and pull them out when I am ready to use)

3.5 cups oats

1/2 cup any kind of milk

2-3 packets of Stevia

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

*Non-stick spray for the pan

Optional:

Nuts and seeds, dried fruit, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, cinnamon, almond flavoring, peanut butter, jam for topping

*combination variations I have done: peanut butter with jam on top (put jam on after cooking), almond flavoring with cranberries or dried cherries, coconut flakes and chocolate chips, coconut flakes and dried mango, poppy seeds and lemon flavoring, cocoa and coconut, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg for the fall.

Thaw overripe bananas

For today’s healthy cookies I just used what was in the house. I didn’t have any dried fruit, so I went the chocolate chip route. Turns out I had butterscotch and white chocolate chips to throw in there too. Other versions would be healthier, but I figure dark chocolate isn’t the worst–antioxidants!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mash bananas in a bowl.

Add milk, vanilla, Stevia, and salt.

Then mix in the extras. I put in sunflower seeds, chia seeds, almond flavor, cinnamon, and the three kinds of chips this time.

Spray your pan with non-stick spray. I used coconut oil spray.

You can plop them on the pan and let them take their own shape or you can roll them into a ball. I have even made them into different shapes for holidays, like hearts for Valentines using cookie cutters.

Bake them for 9-10 minutes.

Let them cool.

Eat with little guilt.

Happy kids.

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