Healthy Cookies That Even Taste Good!

Healthy Cookies That Even Taste Good!

healthcookiesSometimes you just need to have something sweet.  I love sweets just as much as the next person, but I try to limit my sweets mostly to things I make at home.  One of my all-time favorite treats are chocolate chip cookies.  There is just something so comforting about a handful of chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold milk.

I don’t make cookies all that often but if I do, I like to have an option on hand that I don’t mind giving to my kids.  This cookie recipe is a hit with my kids and they love to share them with their friends, too.   It’s filled with whole grains, seeds, fruit, dried fruits and dark chocolate.  There is no added refined sugar.  They are nutrient dense AND delicious!

Healthy Cookies That Even Taste Good

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • 1/8 cup of sunflower seeds
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of dried fruit (I used ½ cup chopped dried dates and ½ cup of raisins)
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ cup of butter (unsalted! My friend made these with salted and they were wayyy too salty!!)
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit or 150C. Mix it all dry ingredients together then add wet ingredients. Spoon out some of the mixture and shape into a ball. Place the cookies on the sheet and flatten them slightly. They don't rise much so you will need to shape them prior to baking. Check on cookies after about 10 minutes. If they are brown around the edges, they are done!
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This is a go-to recipe when you want to throw in some healthy treats in your kids lunches and you don’t want to worry about additives and chemicals found in processed cookies.  I’ve found that adults like them, too ;)

Live well and be happy!

TNS

 

6 Responses »

  1. I am going to make these this weekend. Good thing the bananas in BG are almost always a clock tick away from being ripe, so no need to wait! I have this ground nut blend for liver boosting called LSA (Linseed/Flax seed, almond & sunflower seed). I will use that plus my left over walnuts. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome, Casey! Fiddle with it and work your chef magic. If you make it even better, please share. I didn’t measure exactly (I know, baking no-no). I kept going until it ‘looked right’ because I just knew I wanted it different from the original. Tell me how they turn out!

  3. These are super yummy! And very easy to make. My 3 year old enjoyed helping. At 300 we had to bake a lot longer. The second tray I bumped the heat to 350 and it baked for about 15 min.. When I shaped.. They were very big, next time I will make a bunch of smaller cookies- they fall apart easy being big cookies. But that didn’t stop us from eating… My 3 year old and 1 year old are tearing them up! Will def save this recipe :)

    • Ashley, I’m so glad!! You know, I’m adjusting according to my European ovens and they tend to be much hotter than the US ones so I’m glad you fiddled with it until it came out right. Really thrilled you liked them :)

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