I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for healthy cookie recipes. The recipe is flour and gluten free, and sugar free if you avoid adding chocolate chips and chose to instead add chopped walnuts, raisins, etc. It’s takes little time to prepare and is fun and easy to get your little toddlers / kids involved with. It’s also high in fibre. The recipe is provided by weelicious.
Here are the changes that we made to the recipe after trial and error:
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes 30 Cookies)
- Prep Time: 15 mins,
- Cook Time: 25 mins,
- 3 bananas (preferably ripe or spotty bananas)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats – quick oats result in a less firm oat that your kids will bite into when they eat these
- 1 cup pitted and chopped dried dates
- 1/4 cup oil – or substitute 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, walnuts or raisins
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash bananas in a bowl
- Add oil/applesauce, oats, cinnamon, and salt
- Allow the mixture to sit for 10 to 15 minutes so that the oats soften up
- Add the remaining ingredients. Be sure that the dates fully mix into the entire mixture
- Using a mini ice cream scoop or tablespoon, place the batter onto a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten them out rather than keeping them as balls. The cookies won’t rise so they don’t have to be spaced far from one another
- Bake for 25 Minutes.
- Cool and serve.
- To Freeze: allow cookies to cool after baking then place in a Ziploc bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months.