Are you looking for a healthy “treat” for your kids (and yourself)? Then look no more. Here it is. Not only do these “cookies” taste like a treat, they are SUPER easy to make.
Here is why you should try making these cookies:
- They are so satisfying and yummy (I tested them out on a preschool group of parents and kids – all approved!)
- They are healthy for you. NO Added sugars*! The raw cacao powder contains magnesium, antioxidants and fiber.
- They are gluten-free**, dairy-free**, and nut-free
- It only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 heaping tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 cup oats**
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- Pinch of sea salt
- (Optional) 1/3 cup mini or regular dark chocolate chips* (other optional add-ins could be raisins, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, flax seeds, or chopped nuts)
Servings: Approximately 20 small cookies
- Heat your oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, mix together mashed bananas, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Add cacao powder, oats, coconut flour and sea salt.. Mix together well.
- Now fold in your chocolate chips or other add-in ingredients.
- Make about 20 small balls of cookie dough and place evenly around cookie sheet. Lightly press down on each ball to flatten dough into cookie shape.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12-14 minutes.
- Enjoy! Best when warm right out of the oven – we all know this right??! But you can also store in a air-tight container in the fridge for later. In my family, this rarely happens…
You can leave out the cacao powder if you want a more traditional tasting dough.
*For no added sugars leave out the chocolate chips or use sugar free chocolate chips
**gluten-free and dairy-free IF you use dairy-free chocolate chips (or leave out) and gluten-free oats
Why are you reading this and not in the kitchen half-way through completing your first batch of healthy, yummy cookies?!? Go! Now! You will LOVE saying “yes” when your kids ask for seconds and you won’t have a guilt complex for feeding them bad foods. #parentingwin