Best “Healthy” Cookies

ANOTHER cookie recipe?! Um yes, when the Huey Kitchen Contents include:

A jar of almond butter needing to be used.

Three huge, overripe bananas.

1/2 a bag of chocolate chips.

Dried cherries.

Maple syrup.

Cinnamon.

Oats.

And the other little things. Baking powder, salt, flour, vanilla. The items that go without saying.

…Combined into the best tasting “healthy” cookies I’ve ever tried! They are vegan, whole grain, low sugar, delectable, and hard to mess up.

Best “Healthy” Cookies

Adapted from this recipe… makes 2-3 dozen depending on size

3 large overripe bananas, mashed

1 cup almond butter

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons maple syrup

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon-1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup-2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup dried cherries

Optional: shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350°

Combine mashed bananas, almond butter, vanilla, and maple syrup in one bowl.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in another bowl.

Add 2nd bowl to 1st bowl. Stir to combine throughly. Dough will be sticky and wet.

Fold in chocolate chips and cherries.

Drop by tablespoons onto parchment-papered cookie sheet.

Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.

Devour most delicious cookies ever.

I cannot get over the texture of these cookies! They aren’t rubbery or chewy–probably because of all that delicious almond butter instead of trying to bake fat-free–and they are definitely satiating (especially when you eat like 7 or 8 in a sitting, like me… oops). They taste more like… an actual cookie. Cherries and almonds go hand in hand, as do oats and cinnamon; chocolate and little chunks of banana bring it all together. Mmmmm.

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3 comments on “Best “Healthy” Cookies

  1. Niki says:

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  2. blogturtle says:

    these look very good, sam. i never heard of almond butter. where do you find these treasures?

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