Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

1/18/2014



I haven't been baking recently since I am making a conscience effort not to eat a lot of sugar, so I was really excited to come across this recipe. Although titled 'Banana Bread Muffin Tops', I would probably call them oatmeal cookies. They are delicious, super easy to make, and fit a whole bunch of dietary restrictions. (Non-dairy, nut-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free)

I changed the original recipe a tad, and omitted the chocolate chips. I also threw in a very ripe pear, since I hate fruit going to waste.

Oatmeal Healthy Cookies (makes about 10 large cookies)

Step One - combine 2 very ripe bananas, a half cup of pitted dates, a quarter cup of coconut oil and a splash of vanilla in a food processor or blender. Blend well. Add a diced pear if desired.

Step Two - add a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Pulse for a few seconds.

Step Three - mix in 2 cups of oats (I used old-fashioned). Place heaping spoonfuls on a baking sheet. (They do not spread) Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Cool on a wire rack.

I must say - I LOVE dates! They are great to cook and bake with, and even better on their own. I grab one or two per day when I feel like I want something sweet.

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