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Soft & Chewy Banana Nut Butter Cookies (vegan, no refined sugars & GF!) & Fave Five Friday: Good-For-You Cookies!

Posted Feb 08 2013 1:52pm
Feb

08

2013

Soft & Chewy Banana Nut Butter Cookies (vegan, no refined sugars & GF!) & Fave Five Friday: Good-For-You Cookies!


Pinit

Who the heck doesn’t love a good cookie hey?! Nobody, yup, nobody.

Even me, a Nutritionist, I will fully admit, I love a good cookie! These cookies are two things… three things actually – amazingly delicious, healthy, and so darn easy you could make them with your eyes closed.

Get this… they are made with 4 ingredients. That’s it, that’s all my friends! Completely clean-eating friendly and totally up my alley right now with where we are in our challenge ! I wouldn’t even think of putting a cookie in my body right now after all of this hard work we have been putting in – so the fact that I can actually eat these.. it’s wonderful!!

The sweetness in these cookies comes from the banana – and that’s it. No added sugars whatsoever.. so if you are looking for a sugar-high “so-sweet-you-pucker-up-your-face” kind of cookie, I’m sorry but these aren’t them :( Instead they are rich, moist, and buttery, with a soft slight sweetness, and melt in your mouth delicious!

Every day I get a portioned amount of healthy fats – and the sources can be olive oil, avocado, nut butters, or nuts and seeds. These are my “nut butter” dose of healthy fat as each cookie has just under a tablespoon amount of nut butter! I used a mixture of natural almond and natural peanut butter – I’m sure they would work out fine with cashew butter, or even sunflower butter.. or a combination of the lot!

15 minutes from start to finish and you will be gobbling up these delicious little cookies… in moderation of course ;)

Soft & Chewy Banana Nut Butter Cookies
 
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Serves: 10

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons all natural almond butter
  • 1 small banana, mashed well in a bowl
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon (optional… I love cinnamon)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash banana in a bowl until nice and smooth. Add in nut butters, spices, and salt, and mix until very well combined.
  3. The dough should stick together into one big ball by the time it’s all mixed together. Nothing should stick to the side of the bowl.
  4. Grease a cookie sheet with a healthy oil.
  5. Plop into little balls on the cookie sheet and press down with a fork (or just smoosh down with your hand)
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until firm to the touch… but watch that the bottoms don’t burn!
  7. Let cool and enjoy!!

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 86kcal Fat: 6.7g Carbohydrates: 4.9g Sugar: 2.3g Fiber: 1.2g Protein: 2.7g

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Fave Five Friday: Good-For-You Cookies!

Now, to stick with the theme of “cookies” I decided to do my Fave Five Friday on Good-For-You Cookies I have found in the blogosphere! Check out these delicious little guilt free cookies … yum, yum, yum!!

1. Double Chocolate Cookies from Mix It Up 

2. Grain Free Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Chunks Cookies from The Healthy Foodie 

3. Healthy Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bites from Pin Cookie 

4. Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies from Shape 

5. Scandinavian Thumbprint Cookies from The Spunky Coconut 

 

Have a great weekend!

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

 

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