Healthy, delicious gluten-free, vegan cookies? Yes, they do exist. This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas. Applesauce keeps them oil-free. Whole grain oats are great source of vegetarian protein and plant-based fiber. These treats are delicious enough for dessert...and nutritious enough for breakfast. Also great for athletes needing a quick energy boost.
MEDIUM Servings: 5 Ready In: 25 minutes
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbs brown rice flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
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Preheat your oven to 350.
For the wet mixture: Combine the bananas, applesauce, and vanilla in a blender. Puree until creamy
For the dry mixture: In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown rice flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine
Add the pureed wet mixture to the dry mixture. Stir well to combine.
Add in the raisins and stir well
To Portion and Bake the Cookies: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Portion about 2 tbsp per cookie. This will make about 20 cookies
Dampen your fingers with water. Press lightly on each of the cookies to flatten
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through
The cookies are done when golden brown on the bottom
Remove from the oven, and let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for longer. Enjoy!
Chef's Tips: You can swap out the raisins for dried cherries, cranberries, or even chocolate chips. Without any refined oil or sugar, these are healthy enough for breakfast.
Yield: 20 cookies
Serving size: 1/5 of a recipe (4 cookies)
Calories From Fat (8%) 16.55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.98g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.38g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 172.57mg 7%
Potassium 428.42mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 47.02g 16%
Fiber 5.81g 23%
Protein 4.49g 9%
Calcium 10.21mg 1%
Iron 58.64mg 326%
Vitamin A 40.35IU <1%
Vitamin C 0.16mg <1%