Sunday, August 19, 2012



yield:  one nice plateful
(after a few were eaten)  :)


2 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy
1/3 cup almond butter
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (I blended 2 whole apples, 2 squirts agave nectar, cinnamon &    water and then cooked on high Vitamix setting; let cool and measure out the 2/3 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. butter flavor extract
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped cocoa covered almonds, chopped (or use any other nut)
1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips
2 tsp. chia seeds

the almonds I used


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix mashed banana & almond butter until completely combined then add in the applesauce, the extracts, mix again until all are completely combined. 

Add in the oatmeal, nuts, chips & chia seeds.  Mix well.

mix well

Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet & flatten cookies into rounds.

Bake cookies approximately 30 minutes, or until golden brown & finished.  Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move to cooling rack.

When cookies are completely cool, store in a covered container. 

ready to bake

hot from the oven

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