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2 Ingredient Healthy Banana Bread Cookies { EGG-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN }


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Algerians love their cookies! Makrout, Tcherek, Crokis, Halwat el Tabaa3 ... even the famous BIMO cookies. Eaten for breakfast, with afternoon coffee and with after dinner tea OMG what a sugar rush! I've been trying to always to offer healthy alternatives to my family for a few years now so I've been trying to experiement with using olive oil, Greek yogurt, fruit purees in my baking. These cookies will blow your mind! Only 2 INGREDIENTS that are both HEALTHY  and ALL NATURAL! So healthy in fact you won't feel guilty about serving them for breakfast or suhour!

I'm sure you've seen "healthier" versions of cookies cookie or cake mix +  applesauce, peanut butter, greek or yogurt.  NO WAY! COME ON! How is a cake/cookie mix even healthy? I'm going to show you how to make some super fast healthy cookies that you wouldn't even feel guilty about serving for breakfast! Believe me the whole family will love it! While I've mentioned how bananas aren't one of those fruits that really excite the senses (for some people) bananas really come alive in baked goods such as banana bread, banana cake and cookies. But what's better is a cookie that tastes like banana bread!!! 



The main flavoring in this recipe are the bananas. Bananas offer one of the best sources of potaasium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.  The bananas need to be super-ripe for them to be mashable. If you freeze over-ripe bananas, this recipe is a great way to use those you have put away. Just to note, banannas come in all shapes and sizes but in this recipe I've 2 large bananas that came to be about 1 cup - 300g.  If you find the batch is too runny add little more oats. And if you gradually added the oats to the bananas, you shouldn't have a problem with the batter being too thick or not staying together.
Oats contain a good amount of protein, are high in fiber, and rich in thiamine, folate, B5, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
Typing in the ingredients for the recipe on My Fitness Pal I found out that each cookie is 35 calories, little under 1g of fat, 7 carb grams, 1g of protein and 2.5g of natural fruit sugars. Calories do not reflect any add-ins. These will not taste like a regular cookie texture-wise but they hit the spot in terms of wanting something sweet and if my kids gobble them up quickly! After making these cookies several times, I found these cookies are best eaten straight out of the oven or the day of baking, but the banana flavor will intensifiy the next day. You could optionally add in nuts, chocolate, dried fruits, spices, or whatever else your little heart desires. 
Also to note, when baking these cookies use a silicone baking pad or parchment. Don't go the greased  baking sheet path, unless you like cleaning up huge messes.

Egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, wheat - free, gluten-free (use gf oats), vegetarian, vegan, kid-friendly delicious and only 15 minutes to make... what else can I say??

Hope you enjoy a cookie or two soon! xoxo
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One year ago: Turkish Pizza
2 INGREDIENT HEALTHY COOKIES }

 EGG-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREEVEGAN

2 ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS SUPER EASY AND SUPER HEALTHY COOKIE RECIPE THAT TASTES LIKE BANANA BREAD!

YIELD: 16 cookies
PREP TIME: 2-3 MINS
COOK TIME: 10-12 MINS


 MIXING BOWL, fork, SPOON, SPATULA,baking sheet, parchment paper

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FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 300g - 1 cup smashed very ripe bananas ( about 2 large)
  • 90g - 1 cup old fashioned oats 
ADDITIONAL ADD-INs:
cinnamon, chai spice mix, chocolate chips, raisins, dried apricots, dates, vanilla extract, peanut butter, nutella, chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, honey, date molasses, maple sryup, etc

PREHEAT the oven to 180°C - 350°F.

PLACE the bananas in a large and mash with a fork. Stir in the oats and mix until you combined thoroughly.  Add into up to 1/2 cup add-ins. Don't be tempted to add more the cookies will fall apart. If you don't find the cookies sweet enough for you could add 1-2tsp honey, date molasses or maple syrup. 

USING a small scoop spoon out the cookies onto your baking sheet. Place them equally spaced on the pan.


BAKE in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden. 

Remove from the pan and cool on a rack before serving.


Storage
These cookies will keep in a covered container for a few days (but best eaten the same day) They can be frozen up to one month. To consume, simply thaw out on the countertop and eat at room temperature.

Subsitutions
You can easily use other fruit pureés in this recipe instead of the bananas, like applesauce, pumpkin puree or even nut butters. 

Gluten Free
Oats are naturally gluten-free but are sometimes processed in plants where they grind wheat too. So to ensure your cookies are GF use only GF certified oats. 

Variation
Other than using other fruit or nut butters (as mentioned above) you can use several add-ins such as: cinnamon, chai spice mix, chocolate chips, raisins, dried apricots, dates, vanilla extract, peanut butter, nutella, chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, honey, date molasses, maple sryup

For thumbprint cookies: Prepare the recipe as directed. After scooping the dough onto the baking sheet, make an indentation in each cookie; fill with half teaspoon of jam, preserves, fruit puree, apple butter etc. And bake as directed.

 CATEGORIES:  BREAKFAST, HEALTHY, GLUTEN-FREE ADAPABLE, REFINED SUAGR FREE, bar & cookies

SOURCE:  my fitness pal via the burlap bag 

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    These cookies go great with a tall glass of cold milk or warmed glass of this date milk. Wondering what the pink stuff is in the glass? It's 100% natural pomegranate milk -- stay tuned for that recipe!

        


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