Thursday, January 8, 2015

Healthy Banana Cookies

Here is a healthy guilt-free cookie recipe that does not contain any added sugar.  They have a lot of natural sweetness but are not overly sweet like most cookies.  These make a soft cookie that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast or a snack on the go.  This recipe is adapted from one that I found at Allrecipes.

Just a few ingredients are needed to make these yummy treats.  And they are super easy to make! 

Peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl.

I like to chop the dried cranberries up a little but this is optional.
Mix the oats, mashed bananas, cranberries, applesauce and vanilla together.

Stir this together until well combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the baking sheets.  Bake in the preheated for 20 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
3 ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2.  In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, cranberries, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
3.   Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.