Friday, December 23, 2011

A better alternative

Are you ever itching to bake but always end up regretting it?? I have found a great alternative from 101 cookbooks. It's a cookie with no eggs, flour, or sugar... And surprisingly, they're great.
The bananas and coconut oil rend a satisfying amount of sweetness!

Mix/mash 4 small ripe bananas.
Add 1/4 c slightly heated coconut oil. (or you could substitute olive oil) - I've used both - but will say the coconut oil adds a great flavor.
Add 1 tsp. Vanilla, mix.
Add 2.5c o blended oats, 1c almond meal (I just blend raw almonds), 1/2 c unsweetened coconut, and 1 tsp baking powder, cinnamon and dash of salt.
Then chop 1/2c-3/4c raisins and mix- you could you substitute dark chocolate or craisins.... Dark choc 75% or higher) would probably be the best out of all of them on a glycemic index...
Mix and bake at 350 for 10-12 min. I've also made these into bars for my boys' lunches/snacks and they love them.


Miss Niss said...

great concept...except that i HATE bananas...LOATHE them actually...cant even stand the, do these taste like bananas when you make them??!!! :)

sara said...

Hmmm :)Bananas are the base for this- so if you loathe them- you'd probably not like...I don't taste them overwhelmingly... it's what gives the cookie it's sweetness, but it does taste like a mild banana bread.