I needed something sweet but still pretty healthy, and I'm working at cutting down my flour consumption, so this cookie was born. They turned out pretty darned tasty. I love banana anything!
- 2 tsp flax seeds, ground
- 2 TBSP cold water
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, ground into flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped or crushed
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 large banana, mashed
- 1 heaping TBSP plain fat free soy yogurt
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Grind 3/4 cups oats into flour using a food processor or blender.
- Mix ground flax (I grind mine in the Tribest Personal Blender with the grinder blade; you can use a coffee grinder, as well) with 2 TBSP cold water and set aside to thicken.
- Mix oats, oat flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.
- To the flax mixture add syrup, vanilla, mashed banana (I just squish it around in the peel until it's mushy, and then drop it into the bowl), and soy yogurt, using a whisk to combine well.
- Pour wet mixture into dry mixture.
- Stir very well, until you've got a really thick batter.
- Drop by heaping TBSP onto a baking sheet that has been lined with lightly sprayed parchment paper.
- Flatten and smooth the tops with the back of the measuring spoon.
- Bake 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just slightly brown.
Step by step instructions, with pictures, and more thoughts about healthy cookies here at my food blog.