When it comes to desserts, I’m kind of over the whole let’s-try-to-healthify-it-to-make-it-less-sinful thing. To be honest, if I was to splurge on a dessert, I want the ACTUAL dessert. If I eat chickpea brownies or something else with a hidden healthy ingredient, chances are I’ll be back in the kitchen soon after looking for the real deal.
I recently made these flour less, no added sugar oatmeal banana raisin cookies to have as part of my weekday breakfasts (paired with greek yogurt and fruit. YUM!) and they do not disappoint.
Moral of the story: I’m having cookies for breakfast but they’re so dang good for you, that I’m still dipping into my Nutella jar at night. WIN WIN.
I *guess* if you want to make these and use them as actual dessert cookies, you could. Pff, Your choice!
Flourless No Added Sugar Oatmeal Banana Raisin Cookies
(Adapted from food.com)
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 1/3 c unsweetened applesauce
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1/4 c cashew milk (or other, but this is what I had on hand)
- 1/2 c raisins
- 1/3 c chopped walnuts
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 t cinnamon
-Mix all ingredients/drop spoonfuls (about 1 T) onto parchment covered cookie sheet/bake at 350 for 15-20 min (I did 17) until cookies begin to hold together and brown. Makes about 2 dozen.
My favorite way to eat these babies were broken up and mixed into a bowl of greek yogurt and frozen fruit. It kept me full for a LONG time and actually warded off some of those late-morning/early-afternoon sweets cravings I sometimes get.
Question for you: Would you eat these as a dessert/snack/part of a meal?