Great for breakfast and/or as a snack. Gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, dairy-free, super healthy and super delicious. Even your pickiest eaters will love it.
As the school year moves on. I was starting to run out of healthy snack ideas to pack in my toddlers lunchbox. The challenging part is that my son is a picky eater. It is trial and error with him with no rhyme or reason. He likes what he likes and its is difficult to get him to try new things. So, I was over-the-top pleased when he ate and enjoyed these healthy cookies.
These cookies are naturally sweetened with fruits. They are high in fiber and protein, and packed with nutrition. The cookies are soft in texture with a little bit of crunch from the rolled oats and chewiness from the dried fruits. I used a mixture of dried cherries, blueberries, and goji berries, but you can use any kind of dried fruit you prefer. These cookies are a cross between an oatmeal raisin cookie and banana bread, so if you like either of those, you are going to love this recipe.
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup overripe mashed banana (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or rolled oats)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dried fruits (I used cherries, blueberries and goji berries)
1) Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) Mix all ingredients together. Scoop out onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten a bit with your hands.
3) Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Momables
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