Alright, so here’s the thing… Despite what my close friends may think, I don’t actually have a huge sweet tooth… Unless I haven’t been eating very much fruit. I used to basically never crave anything sweet, until I became a raw vegan. As a raw vegan, I ate huge amounts of fruit per day and I have never felt better! Well, those days are gone and I do fall short of eating as much fresh fruit as I would like to on most days.
Alas, I am left with random cookie cravings. Yes, a jump from fresh fruit to cookies; don’t judge me please!
Any-who, I really don’t like processed cookies very much… Unless I’m extremely hungry, then I’ll eat anything. So why eat something terrible if I don’t even truly enjoy it? And that my friends is why I make healthy cookies.
At the end of the day, I am one with the fact that cookies will get eaten. I just try to make sure that they are the right ones!
Please give these a try and let me know how it went! Your tummy and body will thank me later; I promise!
(As a side-note; most gluten free or vegan cookies still contain large amounts of sugar. So even though you’re avoiding gluten and dairy, you’re still really not eliminating the worst of it.)
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup natural, unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup natural, unsalted peanut butter
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups gluten free oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 pure, unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients with a fork and place on baking sheet in desired sizes. Bake for 20 mins. DONE!
Wasn’t that easy? Just wait until you try them!