I need to preface this post with the fact that even though I am touting these as breakfast cookies, they make great cookies for anytime of the day! I love when I find a healthy cookie recipe. It just feels good to be able to eat cookies and not worry about them being bad for you! Your body will actually thank you for eating these yummies!
The inspiration for these cookies came from the following pin.
Yum, those look good. However, they have sugar and a couple other ingredients I don’t eat. So, I decided to make some applesauce cookies using medjool dates and bananas as sweetener, and oats and almond meal to substitute for flour. The result is a great sweet treat that is gluten and dairy free, yet tastes AMAZING!
Another plus, is that these cookies are really quite easy to make. All you need are the ingredients and a blender, and you’ve got your batter ready to go!
APPLESAUCE OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIES
- 3 ripe bananas
- 4-5 medjool dates
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats, divided
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Meal
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2.) Place the bananas, dates, applesauce, and 1 cup of the oats in a blender. Blend until smooth.
3.) Add the cinnamon and almond meal, blend till combined. Stir in the other cup of oats.
3.) Drop by the spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
4.) Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes before removing from the pan.