Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quick and Healthy Sugar Free Breakfast Cookies



i tend to change this recipe a little each time i make it, but i've decided i like how this came out.

ingredients:

2 medium bananas, mashed
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup flax seed meal
3 cups oats
1/4 cup olive oil (this can be decreased to limit fat, just increase water content)
1/2 cup dried berries (I use mixed, or cranberries)
1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp agave nectar

directions:

Preheat oven to 350f.

Mix everything into a big bowl! (Mash the bananas first, and add everything else to save on dishes.) Shape dough into bars on a greased cookie sheet, making the bars about 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Make into cookie shapes for breakfast cookies, rectangles for bars, or pack into a cookie sheet and cut after they’re done baking. I prefer breakfast cookies, but these will make traditional “bars” really well.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges brown.

Makes about a dozen large breakfast cookies, or six bars.

2 comments:

Steve & Stepher said...

YUM.

I'm a longtime veggie trying (keyword: trying) to head towards veganism. I'm digging your page. =)

Jennifer said...

steve & stepher,

thank you for the nice comment!! and thank you for checking out the recipes. i'd love to know what you think if you end up making any of them!

it's always awesome to hear from the happily childfree ;)

all the best,
jennifer