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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Drool-worthy Healthy Cookie. It's True!

I know it sounds fictional...too good to be true.  A drool-worthy healthy cookie?  Yes it's an unlikely marriage of adjectives sandwiched together before the word COOKIE, but i'm telling you, these cookies are damn good (AND HEALTHY!)  A while back i posted about Trailblazer cookies, a recipe i adapted from something i found on Pinterest.  If you made them you'll know they are quite 'good' for a healthy cookie.  These however, ladies and gents, these cookies are REALLY REALLY good, AND if you get all rock and roll on them and toss in some chocolate chips, they might just be out of this world (and still pretty healthy!)  I found the recipe on Kumquat Blog and pretty much mimicked it to the T less the type of dried fruits i used.  I never really measured anything either, but that's just how i cook.   So grab your apron, baking mits, a little kitchen helper, some super ripe spotted bananas, and let's get this cookie party started!

Drool-worthy Healthy Cookies:

1.5 cups gluten free oats       
1 cup dried coconut flakes          
1 Tbsp Ground Flax            
1/2 tsp sea salt  
3/4 cups chopped raw almonds, walnuts, or pecans        
1/2 cup dried fruits
3 very ripe bananas, mashed           
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp honey, agave, or maple syrup 
1 tsp of vanilla bean or vanilla extract    
parchment paper and a baking sheet

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oats, coconut, flaxmeal, salt, nuts, and dried fruits. Stir in mashed bananas, coconut oil, sweetener and vanilla until well combined. Taste and adjust if you need more salt or sweet.

Scoop a spoonful of dough into your hands, roll into a ball and place on the parchment lined baking sheet.  Use the back of a drinking glass to press it down to make a flatter circle. Continue with remaining mixture.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Cool on the pan.

This yields about 15 cookies.


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