Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Naturally-sweetened, gluten free, and vegan friendly, these Banana Oatmeal Cookies satisfy your sweet tooth but are still make a perfectly healthy, balanced snack. In fact, you can even enjoy these cookies for breakfast!
medium cookie scoop
ripe bananas mashed well
either quick or old fashioned work in this recipe
Soak dates in 1 cup hot water for at least 10 minutes to soften (and up to 3 hours). Drain dates from soaking liquid.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, mix together bananas, apple sauce, dates, and cinnamon until well combined. Add in oats and pulse together mixture until just combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoons unto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and let cool on cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from tray and cool completely.
If you do not have a food processor, chop up the soaked dates, and then mash together with bananas, applesauce, cinnamon and oats. You will have a chunkier, cookie.
Be sure to use whole, pitted dates that have ave not been coated with sugar. If you can't find whole dates, raisins will work as well, but the cookies will not be as sweet.
Feel free to stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips to the prepared cookie dough right before baking.
You can use quick cook oats or old fashioned oatmeal for this recipe. Just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need these cookies to be gluten free.
Banana Breakfast Cookies can be stored at room temperature for 24 hours in an airtight container and up to 5 days refrigerated. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies https://amindfullmom.com/the-healthiest-cookie-ever/ January 23, 2020