I am forever
grateful I came across this recipe on Pinterest… and even more grateful that I actually tried making them as part of Project Pinterest, week 5
. These cookies are deliciously more-ish, incredibly healthy and 100% guilt-free… great
for little ones, as a tasty treat for you or breakfast on-the-go! I really didn’t know if it would be possible for a cookie to be free of all the things one would normally associate with cookies (butter, flour, eggs, sugar, etc), and still
taste amazing, but it is! This recipe is the proof! And, what’s more, it contains no specialised/hard-to-find/unusual “replacement” ingredients; just healthy wholesome everyday ones that you may already have on hand. YAY!
What little one would say no to a yummy star-shaped cookie?
A delicious way to start the day, perfect with a lovely cup of herbal tea
HEALTHY, DELICIOUS FRUIT & OAT COOKIES
3.75 dl organic rolled oats
2.5 dl desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp 100% vanilla powder (organic)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
.65 dl organic almond meal
1.25 dl organic pecan nuts, finely chopped
1.25 dl chopped organic dried dates
1.25 dl organic raisins
3 ripe organic bananas, mashed
65 ml vegetable oil (the healthiest one you have)
- Preheat oven to 175C. Line baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
- Combine rolled oats, almond meal, mixed nuts and coconut flakes in a large mixing bowl. Stir in allspice, vanilla and cinnamon. Add dried fruit and stir well until all dry ingredients are evenly mixed.
- In another bowl, combine oil and mashed banana. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Press spoonfuls of the cookie batter into a cookie cutter (simple shapes* work). Remove cookie cutter. Bake for about 20 minutes (if cookies are large) or until edges are golden brown.
*I used a star-shaped cutter and a regular round cookie cutter and both worked wonderfully 🙂
*These cookies freeze well when individually wrapped… that’s if you have some left over to freeze 😉
*Recipe adapted from this fabulous one by Blueberry Girl.