Last night I suddenly had a burst of inspiration and a craving for something sweet. So after I put the baby down for bed, I quickly went to the kitchen and collected items from the pantry and fridge to make a healthy cookie. Here’s what I came up with and it tasted sooo delicious, not too sweet and oh so healthy. My four year old daughter and husband patiently waited for the cookies to come out of the oven and they were very pleased. Along with some tea or almond milk, it was quite wonderful. I hope you will like them too!
1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup raw walnut pieces
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup almond butter
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375F. Put some parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients – bananas, maple syrup, almond milk, almond butter, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix well until a thick dough forms.
- Use your hands to form 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Flatten them a bit using your fingers.
- Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
- Cool cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy!