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Nikki's Healthy Cookies

Posted by Sandra Bennett 1353099518.367

Don't judge this cookie by how it looks! I wanted to share this cookie recipe with you from a favorite blog of mine, 101 Cookbooks. You may not know but, along with my love for all things beauty, I love to cook and bake. Claire loves these cookies and can't get enough - and that's okay because they are all healthy ingredients. I hope you try them and love them as much as we do!

Nikki's Healthy Cookies

3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm - so it isn't solid (or alternately, olive oil)
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 - 7 ounces chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, racks in the top third.
In a large bowl combine the bananas, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Set aside. In another bowl whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips. The dough is a bit looser than a standard cookie dough, don't worry about it. Drop dollops of the dough, each about 2 teaspoons in size, an inch apart, onto a parchment (or Silpat) lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes. I baked these as long as possible without burning the bottoms and they were perfect - just shy of 15 minutes seems to be about right in my oven.
Makes about 3 dozen bite-sized cookies.

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kayeee1353456782.8229 PostsRegistered 6/10/2010

Sandra, these cookies are great, Love that they are so healthy, thanks, I see why your daughter loves them so much. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

glmama1353516947.07321069 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Thanks for sharing! :)

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

Whatnow1355850591.6174018 PostsRegistered 4/2/2006

Those cookies look great...how many calories?

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