These cookies are my alternative to cookies. I love them. I love that I can eat them and not feel guilty about ruining my diet and I feel like I’m treating myself.
Even though I’m really not. But don’t tell my sugar addict self this.
They can be mixed up so that ever time you make them they’re a different cookie! You’ll see what I mean at the end.
Start out with some oats.
Move on to some sugarless coconut. I’m really not sure if that’s what you call it, natural coconut? Anyone know? I’ll have to pay attention next time I’m in the store.
That is if my children let me.
Sometimes you can see me walking through the store with what may seem like not a care in the world look on my face while my two year old is trailing me crying hysterically.
However, I do care. I’m putting that face on so you can pretend you’re like me.
Unless you’re that really nice lady in Fred Meyer who swore at me for having a two year old girl that was being completely dramatic and screaming at the top of her lungs.
Add some cinnamon.
and some allspice.
I added whole wheat flour to mine but if you had some almond flour you could substitute that. I’ve never tried almond flour.
Apparently I need to expand my horizons.
Some raisins or whatever dried fruit you have on hand. Maybe next time I’ll go for some chopped up dried apricots.
Nuts, really any you want. I went for peanuts this time. Although I have tried almonds, walnuts, and pecans. All fantastic.
Some vanilla added in by my now five year old. She’s really growing to fast and she loves to help me cook.
A little applesauce.
Or bananas if you like those.
If you do I’ll start praying for your soul.
Or pumpkin if you’re feeling fallish.
An egg for good measure.
Here it is all mixed up. Except I forgot to take a picture of the oil. Somewhere in there add some oil.
Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (because you can eat them for breakfast and feel completely ok with that.)
1 1/2 cup oats
1 cup coconut (sugarless)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup flour (or almond flour)
1/2 cup mixed nuts (your choice)
1 cup dried fruit (anything you want)
3 ripe bananas or 3/4 cup applesauce or 3/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients. Spray cookie sheet with Pam. Press cookies together with hands forming them into desired shapes. Put on cookie sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.