These delicious, soft and chewy cookies are ones you can enjoy anytime without any guilt whatsoever, and feel good about serving to children. They are made of whole, plant foods, with the main ingredients being oats, bananas, raisins and flax. They have no isolated sugar or sweeteners of any kind, no oils, and are gluten-free. These cookies provide tones of gentle sweetness, cinnamon and banana, along with juicy raisins and a great texture.

Being based on pure, wholesome ingredients, they provide nutrient-dense calories coming from healthy carbohydrates, including fiber, as well as protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are naturally low in fat and sodium, and cholesterol-free.

Characteristics

TYPE: snack, treat PREP TIME: 10 mins + baking time 15 - 30 mins
SERVINGS: makes about 36 (3 dozen) cookies

  • 100% Plant-based (Vegan)
  • Whole-food
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Soy-free
  • Oil-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Sugar-free
  • Sweetener-free

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Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps

  1. Measure out half of the oats (1.5 cups) and grind down into powdered flour using your high-powdered blender. Place into a large bowl.
  2. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bowl, and stir well to evenly distribute them together.
  3. Peel your bananas and add them into your high-powered blender. Add in the ground flax and water, and blend until evenly combined (thick, smoothie-like consistency).
  4. Add the wet ingredients from your blender, into your dry ingredients, and stir thoroughly together, until evenly combined. Then stir in the raisins.

  5. At this time pre-heat your oven to 350F, and prepare your pan as needed (i.e. coat stainless steel pan with some virgin coconut oil).

  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop out about a spoonful of the mixture onto your cookie sheet, and flatten with a fork. Continue to do so until your cookie pan(s) is/are full.

  7. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. (Be sure to set a timer!)

  8. Remove cookies from pan and repeat until all of the mixture is finished.
  9. Cookies can be cooled fully or enjoyed slightly warm.

Tips

  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Otherwise, store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Experiment with infusing the flavor of these cookies with some of your other favorite baking spices like cloves, cardamom or nutmeg.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Oats/Oatmeal

  • provides healthy carbohydrates and protein; naturally low in fat
  • provides most B vitamins
  • provides essential minerals, especially manganese, molybdenum, selenium, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports cardiovascular and digestive health
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, refer to whole wheat on World’s Healthiest Foods

Banana

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, some protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • a source of vitamins, especially most B vitamins and vitamin C
  • a source of minerals, especially manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and selenium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports digestive, immune, and cardiovascular health
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and elimination
  • for more info, see the bananas overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Raisins

  • provide vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants
  • provide healthy carbohydrates, some protein, and are virtually fat-free
  • provide most of the B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin K
  • provide potassium, copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium
  • support optimal health, energy, weight, healing and prevention
  • support digestive health and elimination
  • support cardiovascular and immune health
  • for more info, see the raisins overview on Nutrition-and-You

Flax Seeds

  • provide healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates
  • an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid ALA; highly anti-inflammatory
  • provide vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants
  • an excellent source of B vitamins, along with some vitamin C, E and K
  • an excellent source of minerals: manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, selenium, iron, copper, calcium, and potassium
  • support optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • support optimal brain, immune, cardiovascular and digestive health
  • help maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the flax seed overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cinnamon

  • an outstanding source of phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • provides vitamins, including vitamin K, E, A, C, and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, calcium, and iron
  • supports optimal health, energy, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports optimal digestive and immune health
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the cinnamon overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Unrefined Salt

  • unrefined sea salt unrefined Himalayan salt
  • naturally alkalizing
  • a source of over 80 essential and trace minerals
  • supports optimal blood pressure, heart and nervous system health
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more info, refer to unrefined salt on Green Med Info
  • Health Tip: avoid all forms of refined, white salt and processed foods made with it