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Below is one of my favourite oatmeal cookie recipes. I've used our substitution guide to make them 1/2 the calories than the original recipes and they still taste great. Bonus...my kids devour them as if it were the unhealthy version.
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (optional)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup grape seed oil
- 1 TSP vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 2 cups oats
- 1.5 cups spelt flour (or oat flour for gluten free)
- 1 TSP baking soda
- 1/4 TSP salt
- 1/2 cup sweet cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together mashed banana, coconut palm sugar, apple sauce, grape seed oil, vanilla, egg and almond milk.
- In a separate bowl mix together spelt or oat flour, baking soda and salt.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients. Add more flour or almond milk to adjust the texture if cookie dough is too dry or wet.
- Fold in cocoa nibs and walnuts.
- Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil and bake for 10-12 minuets or until golden. Cool and enjoy!