When searching for something healthy and tasty, I often visit the Food Babe. Yes, the Food Babe. Vani Hari continuously comes up with recipes that tantalize your tastebuds while enhancing your health.
With winter seemingly in no rush to leave, I thought another rich-tasting but healthy dessert couldn’t hurt. Here’s a cookie recipe that’s not like mother used to make – no white flour, no white refined sugar, no articially dyed sprinkles and other ingredients.
1¼ cup almond flour (nut allergy: use spelt flour)
1 cup rolled oats
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 egg (vegan option: mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons water and let sit for 10 minutes)
¼ cup coconut sugar
⅓ cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium banana)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup goji berries
Preheat oven to 375°.
Whisk flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and flaxseed together in a large bowl.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg, coconut sugar, mashed banana, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Add in goji berries and stir.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir. Finish mixing together with your hands if needed to get fully mixed.
Roll into 8 golf ball sized balls and place on baking sheet. Gently flatten with palm of your hand.
Bake about 12-14 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Please choose all organic ingredients if possible. These freeze well to use later in the month. Thaw overnight at room temperature and heat slowly in oven or eat at room temperature.