Now these cookies are a little healthier than the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I posted last week. There is no sugar added. Just the sweetness of the bananas is all that is needed. A great option if you are avoiding added sugars. If you are on social media at all (Facebook, Pinterest) you've probably come across several versions of this recipe. They are very popular because of the "guilt-free" and "no sugar" aspect. Food.com has a recipe as well (pictured below): Flourless, No Added Sugar Oatmeal-Banana-Raisin Cookies.
|Flourless, No Added Sugar Oatmeal-Banana-Raisin Cookies from Food.com|
I prefer to use chocolate chips instead of raisins and add some coconut and walnuts. I found that if I add some chia seeds, the cookies hold together better. Plus, you get all the nutrition that chia seeds provide. I think I've talked before about how I like to have a little sweet treat with my coffee in the mornings. This is a great option for me and my sacred coffee time. Low-FODMAP and guilt-free indeed.
Banana Oat Cookies
Gluten-Free, Vegan, FODMAP-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gum-Free
make 24 cookies
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned around bottom edges.