May 25th, 2010

Banana Nut Bread Oatmeal Cookies

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!

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Grind 3/4 cups oats into flour using a food processor or blender.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix oats, oat flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture.
  7. Stir very well, until you've got a really thick batter.
  8. Drop by heaping TBSP onto a baking sheet that has been lined with lightly sprayed parchment paper.
  9. Flatten and smooth the tops with the back of the measuring spoon.
  10. 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.

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