Little Winter Pick-Me-Up: A Healthy Cookie Recipe!

posted in Around the House, Feeding children is not for the weak, Recipes, Winter on by with 4 Replies

If you’re a regular reader, you know that this is not a recipe-sharing kind of blog.  I love food blogs, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just not what I do here.

HOWEVER.

I found a recipe floating around on Facebook that I have to share with you.  It has only 4 ingredients, and it’s so easy that it’s actually, truly, for real something your little kids can “help” with.  As an added bonus, your kids will call them “cookies,” but they’re a perfectly healthy snack.  I made them for my kids and they gobbled them up.  (Okay, okay, technically I did too.  But they’re healthy.)  So make a double batch if you have more than one kiddo.

healthy cookie recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 ripe bananas

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1 heaping tbsp. all-natural peanut butter (I’m sure you could use another kind of nut butter here too, if you want)

DIRECTIONS:

Mash the bananas.  Mix all ingredients well and plop the dough by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet.  (I would use parchment or some cooking spray because they got pretty stuck when I made them.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

That’s it.  No gluten, no white flour, no sugar (except for the chocolate chips, but come on, that hardly counts) – just goodness.  Also, I don’t think I’ve ever baked anything with a recipe simpler than this.

You could substitute raisins or dried cranberries for the chocolate chips, and then feed these “cookies” to your kids for breakfast!  This way, they could actually eat oatmeal, in the car, on the way to school!  I wish I had a source to give the credit for this recipe, but it was just written very simply and titled “Sinless Cookies” on Facebook.  So if you “invented” this delightfully healthy cookie recipe, let me know!  I’ll give you credit!  I’m just loving it so much that I had to share.

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  • http://www.FranticMama.com/ Frantic Mama

    Wow, this just might be the first recipe I actually make that I found on a blog :).

    • ShakespearesMom

      You really can’t go wrong with this one 🙂

  • http://www.LetMeStartBySayingBlog.com/ Kim at Let Me Start By Saying

    This sounds like my kind of baking! Totally going to try this.

    • ShakespearesMom

      I hope your kids love them, Leslie/Kim!