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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oatmeal Breakfast cookie Vegan and dairy free (GF too)


 Breakfast cookies--yup theses are so healthy they can be a breakfast cookie--kind of like a breakfast bar, ya know?! I found this recipe on pinterest , but the link was broken. Thankfully the picture had the ingredients.

  3 mashed bananas (ripe),
 1/3 cup apple sauce (I used unsweetened--but sweetened would be good too)
 2 cups oats (I used Bob's gluten free and put them in the food processor just a tad)
 1/4 cup almond milk,
 1/2 cup raisins,
 1 tsp vanilla,
 1 tsp cinnamon
 pinch of salt can be added if you desire
coconut is also a good addition if you like it (it will add more calories but lots of flavor)
Parchment paper or a very good non-stick pan (I prefer the parchment on top!)

 preheat oven to 350 degrees. I blended everything up in my food processor PUTTING BANANAS and Applesauce , vanilla, cinnamon in FIRST then adding the oats. However--I do not like the bananas completely blended--I do like some chunks because it adds to the flavor--so I sometimes just process a bit and then do the rest by hand. I added  the raisins  after blending and then I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop them onto a parchment lined sheet. It made 13 which will come to about 120 calories per cookie depending on how much raisins is in each. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR

I just found another version of this which adds strawberries and almonds--Here is the recipe for that one!! 


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Adapted from Shape.com
Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
2 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla 
A generous pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 slivered almonds
6 fresh strawberries
Method:
1. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork.  Add oats, applesauce, vanilla, spices, and 
almonds. Stir thoroughly. 
2. Cut the tops off strawberries and chop fruit into tiny pieces.  Add to batter. Mix until 
well blended. 
3.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes 
or until cookies are golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.
c. 2012 Heather Kneisler, A Sweet Simple Life

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