Cookie Snacks

Breakfast Cookies

I actually did some baking!  I’ve mentioned before that baking isn’t really my forte, but every once in awhile I get the urge to try.

True to what usually happens, my cookies taste a bit more like a “nice snack”.

That’s my husband’s description.  Whenever I ask him to taste-test the cookies I make, he says, “They’re good.  But I wouldn’t call them cookies.  It might be misleading to people who aren’t used to your ‘baking’.  They’re more like a really good snack.”

Well, they are definitely on the healthier side, but slightly sweet due to the banana and coconut oil, and the inclusion of dark chocolate gives them a bit of decadence.  Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

I like to refer to them as “cookie snacks”.   :)

Cookie Snacks (makes 25-30 cookies)

  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.  Combine/mash the wet ingredients together in a bowl.

3.  Add dry ingredients and stir to combine.

4.  Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.

Give these a try!  They are an easy, healthy snack that satisfies a sweet tooth at the same time!

MIWFY:  This recipe has no added sugar, and can be gluten-free.

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Comments

    • says

      Coconut oil is relatively new for me and decided to include it in my diet after reading about all it’s health benefits. I definitely like it for sweeter recipes, but I’m not a huge fan of it being used in savory dishes.

  1. says

    I actually think I have everything to make those! I bought cocoa nibs a while back not knowing exactly what they were – glad I can find a way to use them! :D

    • says

      Cacao nibs are bitter, since they’re pure cacao, so they take a little getting used to. I personally don’t mind, but I know I’m a little weird like that. I love stirring them into oatmeal or a smoothie–which helps balance out the flavor. You’ll have to let me know what you think of them!

  2. says

    Oooh I’ll definitely try these. And to be fair, I think most people who are reading your blog are used to non-dessert desserts. They sound super tasty.

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