Disclaimer: Photo depicts half-eaten cookie, because hey, I couldn’t resist!
Have you ever thought about the good ole days and remembered something that seemed important to you back then?
That happened to me last week. I was reminded of the walks I used to take, the eating schedule I used to be on, and the cookies I used to love to eat–they are both flour and sugar FREE!
Then it happened! I looked over at the counter and there, in plain sight, with brown spots all over them, were two bananas. It was kismet. I was fated to make a batch of those cookies I had remembered so fondly only the week before.
For all you who would warn me that I need to lose a few more pounds, so treats are probably the last thing I need, this:
These cookies are full of gluten-free old fashioned oats, with sugar-free applesauce, almond milk, and overripe bananas. They meet every one of my eating goals and I include them in my daily meal plan, so they aren’t really “treats”.
Here is an All Recipes recipe for the cookies, which is nearly identical to the recipe I use. The big difference with mine is a lot more cinnamon. I love them spicy!
I will warn you: If you make these cookies, be prepared for them to have a very different consistency than your normal crumbly oatmeal cookie. Without flour or sugar, these kinda resemble the mouth-feel of a rubbery mouth guard. But hey, at approximately 52 calories in each cookie ( as opposed to 125-175 per cookie with normal oatmeal raisins), you can’t go wrong with these.
Remember what I said the other day: EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A TRADE OFF.
These are a good trade-off if you ask me. Enjoy!!!
What is your favorite cookie flavor? Can you stop at just one?