This cookie recipe is so sweet and delicious your kids will be begging you to make them! Plus, they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast! No oil, no flour, no eggs and no added sugar! I make Ziploc bags full of these and keep them in my freezer for when I am craving a treat! I found this recipe on pinterest and made a few alterations, after asking my self, should I try to eat more oats in the morning? Enjoy!
2 Ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup Almond butter (You can replace with coconut oil to keep them nut free. I do this so that my daughter can take them to school in her lunch)
2/3 cup Unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 1/2 cups Oats
1/4 cup Dry nuts (optional)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/4 cup Chocolate chips (the key here is to look for chocolate chips with a high cacao %. Zehrs organic sections sells a brand called “cuisine camino” and they have a package that has a cacao count of 71%. Basically any brand will work as long as you check the ingredients list and the FIRST ingredient is cacao. If the first ingredient is sugar, I wouldn’t recommend using them.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together bananas, almond butter, applesauce, vanilla and spices. Add in the oats, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut; stir until well combined. Spoon a rounded TBSP of the cookie mixture onto lined baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 20-30 minutes.