This recipe is super easy to make in less than 5 minutes. There is no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, and no flour used in this recipe. It is a great snack when you are on the go or a good way to start your morning if you are not a big breakfast eater. I also find it a good pre workout food! This is a staple for me when I travel, because it does not require a fridge to store it. This makes them easy to pack on a flight or on the road.
It is called a "cookie" but please note that this is not a super sweet dessert and I would consider it more of a snack. If you would like to make it sweeter, instead of applesauce substitute in 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Also, make sure you have a very ripe banana to get it as naturally sweet as you can. Finally, instead of raisins you could use chocolate chips to sweeten it up.
This recipe makes 8 cookies.
1 very ripe banana
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce*
3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 oz raisins
* As mentioned above, you may substitute 1/4 cup peanut butter instead of 1/4 cup applesauce if you would like a sweeter cookie. This will alter the nutritional content of what is listed below.
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or aluminum foil with non stick cooking spray.
2. Mash banana in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth.
3. Drop batter into 15 spoonfuls on to the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition: (per cookie)
Fat: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.8 g
Protein: 1.1 g
|All baked up and ready to eat.|
|These keep well in an airtight container or ziplock bag.|
No fridge required.