My kids love cookies and I bet your kids do too! But cookies are usually high in sugar and fat and worthless when it comes to nutrition. I created these cookies as a healthy alternative to packaged junk food cookies. These are even a great choice for breakfast on the run. We often eat them for dessert after dinner and I put a few in their lunch as well. This recipe has no added sugar besides a few chocolate chips. They are vegan so you can totally eat the batter while you are making them. Most importantly, these cookies taste incredibly good. I would not hestitate to say that they are the BEST tasting healthy cookies I have ever made. I froze half of the cookies during the testing process and I put a few frozen ones in my kids lunchbox. They defrosted perfectly and tasted fresh at lunch time.
A few notes about this recipe. It is vegan. It can be also be made gluten free if you use gluten free ingredients. I use vanilla paste in all my baking, and you can see what that is here. If you do not have any vanilla paste you can use vanilla extract instead. You would use 1T. of vanilla extract in place of the vanilla paste. If you do not have coconut oil you can also sub in your favorite kind of oil. You could even try to use 1/4 cup of applesauce if you want these cookies to be lower in fat. I used Bob’s Red Mill almond meal, as seen here. If you do not have any, just take some whole almonds and put them in your food processor and voila, you have almond meal! I just love all the products that Bob creates and I promise that you will too! If you are vegan, you know where to buy good chocolate chips. If you are not vegan, you can use any chocolate chips or chocolate chunks that you have. I used these coconut chips in this recipe because that is what I had in my cupboard. You can easily substitute coconut that is shredded as well, use the same 1/4 cup amount as I did. I hope you enjoy these delicious healthy cookies!
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 T vanilla paste
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups oats
- 2/3 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup coconut chips
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl mash up your bananas very well.
- Stir in your vanilla paste and your coconut oil.
- In another large bowl stir together the oats, the almond meal, the coconut chips, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir till just combined.
- Fold in your chocolate chips gently.
- Use a 1/8 cup measure to scoop out your cookies. Drop onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake 12-14 minutes until cookies are light brown.
I am very excited to be a part of my first bloghop! What is a bloghop you might ask? A group of bloggers get together and all blog on the same day about one topic. We each post a list of all the blogs that are participating in this hop. I would love for you to visit the Appetizer group that posted recipes yesterday, as well as all my fellow dessert bloggers who shared their favorite dessert recipes today. You can see all the green links below, please visit them and share some comment love. And don’t worry, the other desserts being shared are more decadent than mine. I am positive that you will find some delicious appetizers and desserts to serve at your next party. I am excited to be included in this talented group of bloggers.
Monday ~ Appetizers
Tuesday ~ Desserts