Healthy Cookies, is there such a thing? Yes! I have a very sweet tooth and am often craving naughty treats. However, instead of indulging on calorific snacks, I try to swap to healthier alternatives to satisfy my cravings. Hense, coming up with healthy cookies.
These cookies can be adapted and changed depending on how you’re feeling. If you are looking for a real sweet kick, simply add chocolate chips to the recipe. You can also add dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins etc. Or desiccated coconut works very well, nuts also add to the flavour. With only 73 calories, these are the perfect mid-morning snack or even great for breakfast! They’re a huge hit with the kids too.
Time: 20 Minutes Servings: 12 small cookies Calories: 73
- 2 large ripe Bananas
- 1 cup of Oats (you can also use gluten-free oats)
- 2 small tbsp of cacao powder
- Optional add-ins (chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, flaxseed, vanilla etc.
I would definitely recommend mixing in other add-ins of your choice. My favorite is chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with a non-stick reusable lining (much better for the environment).
- In a bowl, mash the bananas and mix in the cacao powder. Next, mix in the cup of oats, until a cookie dough-like batter has formed. The mix will seem very dry at first, but after a few minutes of mixing with a wooden spoon, it’ll turn into a nice consistency.
- Add in any extras, and make small cookie shape circles and lay evenly on your baking tray. The cookies will not change shape when baking, therefore flatten the cookie batter a little.
- Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes. These cookies are best served warm, fresh out of the oven. You can also store them in tupperware for later.
- Enjoy!! Like most cookies, these are best when served warm, right out of the oven, but you can also store them in a tupperware container or ziplock bag for later.
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