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.
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