After trying an Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie I wanted to recreate it but a "clean" version of it. I tried a version a few weeks ago but there was something missing. I was tempted to throw the batch away and throw in the towel but what fun is that. Instead I topped them with cottage cheese and they were DELISH! I am happy to day today I made another batch with a few tweaks and I am happy to say I do not even need the cottage cheese to make these taste better.
After they came out of the oven I rushed outside to take a piece to Brian (yard work called) he said it was perfect! So now I feel comfortable sharing my new creation with you. These also just happens to be vegan which may be a plus for some of you out there :o)
While shopping at Whole Food's one day I came across Teff Flour.
I wasn't sure how to use it but I was very intrigued with the description on the front so I said what the hey, I'll figure something out. Now I have. The Teff gave the cookies a chocolatey color and nice flavor.
So on with the recipe... it seems like a lot of ingredients but nothing is crazy unique (except maybe the flour) and if you are a "clean" eater, well really just an eater :o) I will almost guarantee you have all of these ingredients.. minus the flour.
Here is what you need: (Nutrition facts below)
1 cup oats
.5 cup Teff Flour
1Tbsp ground Flax
3/4 Cup Protein Powder (about 3 scoops)
1/2tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
.5cup ripe bananas (mashed)
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8tsp Almond Extract
3Tbsp OJ (fresh squeezed or bottled not from concentrate)
.5 cup non-sweetened applesauce
1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
1/3 Cup Crasins
Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
1. Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowel and mix well.
2. Mix all wet ingredients into a separate bowl and mix well.
3. Create a well in the dry ingedients and dump the wet ingredients in.
4. Mix well. The consistency should be a bit tacky, not to liquidy
5. Measure out like sized "cookies" onto a lined baking sheet. I made 12 cookies from one batch.
6. Bake at 350 for 15 min.
Nutritional Info: Without dried fruit
Nutritional Info: With dried fruit
I hope you enjoy.
Question: Have you made a "Clean" eating cookie or sweet lately? What is it?
Ciao and 2nd times a charm