Our Family Favorite Cookies
Title: Our Family Favorite Cookie
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Serves: about 16 cookies
These are our family’s favorite cookies. Probably because they are delicious, hearty and nutritious. They are also perfect for midday snacks! I have learned how important it is to have a nutrient-packed yet delicious snacks on hand for the times when the hangries hit. For me, our first choice is always homemade goods, and so when I decided one day to add simple staples in my kitchen together in a bowl, this healthy cookie was magically born. Ella fell in love with them and we did too. They take 10 minutes to prep and will last for a week in a closed container (but they never last that long) I hope you enjoy them as well!
2 ripe bananas
1 tbsp chia seed
1 1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp flax “egg” [1 tbsp flax meal + 2 tbsp water. Let sit for 5 minutes until thick]
2/3 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 cup coconut sugar maple syrup or organic cane sugar)
1/2 c – 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat over 325F
Mash together 2 ripe bananas and chia seed.
Add oats, apple sauce, vanilla, cinnamon, flax egg, sugar, cranberries and mix all together thoroughly.
Scoop by tablespoon on parchment paper lined baking pan
Bake for 30 minutes until lightly brown on top.