Healthy (but delicious) Breakfast cookies that are SUPER easy to make! yum!
Mix up that you add to the cookies for endless possibilities! Makes a great on the go snack!
Full recipe in video below
1/2 cup rolled oats
scant 1/2 cup applesauce or mashed banana
1/4 cup nut butter (I used American Dream Nut Butter) to order: https://glnk.io/p8kx/jenn5
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/16 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips
2 1/2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries OR any freeze dried fruit
optional 2 tbsp sugar or pinch stevia (see note below)
optional add-ins, such as chia seeds, shredded coconut, etc.
*Especially if using banana, you can easily omit the added sweetener entirely for a wholesomely delicious taste that's like eating mini muffins in the form of a cookie. If you'd prefer more of a dessert taste, add extra sweetener as desired, starting with the listed 2 tbsp and going from there - if you want to use a liquid sweetener, just cut back on the banana or applesauce.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter until smooth, then stir in all other ingredients until well-combined. Shape into cookies–I used a mini cookie scoop–and bake on a greased cookie sheet for around 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from sheet.
Recipe inspiration from chocolatecovderedkatie.com