Well, I knew after that outrageous chocolate cake I posted a couple days ago, I needed to post something a little less crazy. So, today, while I was
not doing my research paper blog creeping, I found this recipe on this cute little blog I had never heard of before, called Sweet Make Me Smile. I haven't really looked through many of her recipes yet, but a particular cookie recipe caught my eye. Simply called "Healthy Cookies," they claimed to have no sugar, no flour, no eggs, and no butter. Say what?! How do they even stay together?!
- 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ⅔ cups almond meal (you can easily make it yourself by blasting almonds in a food processor till it resembles coarse flour!)
- ⅓ cup unsweetened toasted coconut
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoons Sweet N Low or honey (optional and my own addition, I felt the cookies needed to be a bit sweeter)
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare two cookie sheets and line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, vanilla and oil.
- In a separate bowl, combine the oatmeal, almond flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and Sweet N Low/honey, if using. Whisk together, then add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix till thoroughly combined, then fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, place the cookies about an inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and delicious!
Wow, these look really yummy!!! (and yes, healthy! ;)) ^^ Thank you for nice words and link back 🙂
Awh, no problem! They were delicious! 🙂
Sweet 'n Low is not healthy at all.
Actually, Anch, I have taken several nutrition classes and that's something that I'm very interested in, so I'm well-informed. Sweet 'N Low is made of saccharin, which can have harmful effects in the body if taken in extreme quantities. Want to know the Upper Limit for artificial sweetener for an average person? FOURTEEN cans of diet soda. Sweet 'N Low is not any worse than regular sugar, and 1-2 teaspoons spread out through a whole batch of cookies will not cause you any harm.