Monday, February 27, 2012

No Sugar Oats Cookies

Oats Cookies - these are yummy, I make a version for Marley and a version for me that contains protein powder but you can leave that out if you want to.  They are sweetened only with bananas and a little (unsweetened) apple sauce, which you can buy from the health food store - do make sure you check the ingredients to ensure no sugar has been added, alternatively  you could just make it yourself, baby food style
They aren't cookies that will keep for too long so I wouldn't recommend doubling the mixture as they need to be eaten within a couple of days.  They are chewy and only a little bit sweet but yummy all the same.  By using fully ripened bananas you can help them become that bit sweeter.

2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2-1tsp cinnamon
1/4cup walnut or macadamia oil
3/4cup chopped walnuts (you can exchange these for sultanas for little people but not for you if you are doing no sugar in your challenge)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
2 1/4cup mashed bananas
1 scoop protein powder (optional) - I use pea protein - see here

 Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Combine rolled oats, cinnamon and flax seed (and protein powder if using)
Add oil and toss to coat - put to one side
Mash bananas
Add applesauce, nuts and sultanas (if using)
Add the two mixtures together and combine well
Use a 1/4 cup to scoop mixture onto a baking tray covered in baking paper
Flatten cookies a little with a fork or spoon
Bake on a high rack for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and flatten each cookie a little more - return cookies to the oven for another 8-10mins or until slightly browned
Eat and enjoy : )

1 comment:

Belinda Kirkpatrick - Naturopath said...

Very yummy Jen - nice recipe and so super easy to make! I used coconut oil instead of walnut oil and extra LSA and currants as I had no walnuts (or sultanas!) and still delicious! The kids will be very happy to see them in their lunchbox tomorrow! Thanks x