Jan 11, 2014
Super Simple Banana Oat Cookies. Vegan, Oil-free and Sugar-free!
I can’t take total credit for this recipe. It’s been floating around on Facebook for a while now, so I thought I’d give it a try. When I saw it, what I liked about it most was that there is no sweetener at all (other than the natural sweetness of the bananas and the raisins) and it uses minimal ingredients that most folks have in their cupboards. Plus, it’s insanely simple and quick to make!
So I whipped it all together and did a test cookie. Well… not so great. Only because the batter was so loose and wet that the cookie was rather gooey. A simple fix was to add a bit of almond flour to bind it all together. The texture is still a bit different, kind of springy, not crunchy at all. But the flavor will definitely keep your hand in the cookie jar! So there you have it. The Facebook cookies with a small adjustment.
- 3 ripe (not overripe) bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used soy)
- ½ cup blanched almond flour (or any flour you prefer)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Mash the bananas and add all the remaining ingredients, mixing well.
- Drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet by 2 tablespoons full.
- Flatten each cookie a bit.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Cool and serve!
Makes about 28 cookies. Enjoy!