Monday, July 17, 2017

Energy Bar Cookies

Perfect for healthy snacking. I keep mine in the freezer and take out a couple when I'm about to run errands, etc. Makes 24 cookies. Cook time: 20 minutes.

2 ripened bananas, mashed
1/3 cup natural peanut butter (or sunflower butter)
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (or 1/4 cup sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or raisins)

Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix wet ingredients and salt. Stir in oats. Add a few tablespoons of milk or water if the batter is dry. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips until combined. Use small cookie scoop and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingers. Arrange three chocolate chips on top of each cookie (optional). Bake for 20 minutes. Eat within 2 days or freeze.

I cook two cookie sheets at once (12 cookies on each sheet) and switch them after 10 minutes for even cooking.