Healthy cookies? Banana batterrrrr UP

I get a lot of flak because my kid is skinny. I do. “Fatten that girl up! Give her cookies!” they all chant at me at family gatherings. Sure, beef her up with sugar and lard, right? No thanks. But come to think of it, she does love cookies and her stats from the pediatrician ain’t lookin’ so good. She’s in the 12% for body weight and over the average for height. Cookies win. So I set out in search of the perfect ones, then concocted and adapted until I arrived at cookie nirvana: Banana Batter Ups. (Cute, no? I should work in marketing. Wait.)

Flourless. Egg free. No dairy. If you’re into these things and even if you’re not, I know you want to give your bebe a healthy treat, so I present to you some cookies – just in time for Cubs season. (Or Sox season, if you happen to be my husband.) The batter is based on bananas, instead of devilish white flour and other evils. Yum! Banana Batter Ups 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
2 cups steel cut oats
2/3 cup chopped pecans (or other soft nut of your choosing)
1/3 cup raisons
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 ounces dark chocolate chips Preheat over to 350. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix banana, oil and vanilla. Combine bowls then spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies with the back of your spoon (these are not the spread-out-in-the-oven kind) and bake for 15 minutes. Hand off to your baby and put a smug look on your face. Banana batter, can you believe that?

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Yom nom nom

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  • Is this your own recipe? I bought the ingredients, and we're trying it this weekend. I'm always looking for healthy treats!

  • Yup, it's mine - a descendent of other recipes with some twists!

  • Wow, I made these last night and they are FABULOUS!!! I brought them to work and now I have to share the recipe with a couple of coworkers. One girl is gluten-free and was smitten :)

  • In reply to kelpoulin:

    Cool! I usually store them in the fridge since they're not as dry as regular cookies.

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