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.