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Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« on: February 27, 2010, 04:40:11 am »
Nikki's Healthy Cookie Recipe

Ingredients
3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm (or alternately, olive oil)
200 g cups rolled oats
100 g almonds
25 g dessicated coconut
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
150 g chocolate chips or dark chocolate already grated
Optional sugar or honey to sweeten to personal preference

Preheat oven to 180deg.

Place almonds in TM bowl and grind to make almond meal, speed 9 15 seconds.  Srape down.
Add rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon, sea salt, baking powder and chocolate chips.  Mix well, reverse speed 3, 3 seconds.
Add mashed banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract.  Mix through, reverse speed 5, 2 seconds.
Taste the mixture in case you want to add some sugar or honey to personal preference (I didn't).
Drop dollops of dough, about 2 teaspoons in size, an inch apart, on lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 12 minutes.

Source - 101 Cookbooks
The photo is from the original website.

Tips
- Apparantly you can use apple sauce instead of the mashed banana, or sultanas instead of chocolate chips.
- For a nut free version, I'd try grinding sunflower seeds and pepitas.
- I always grate chocolate instead of using chocolate chips.  I've already reduced the chocolate in this recipe, and they are still quite chocolatey.
- I used 70% cocoa chocolate - using chocolate with less cocoa would result in a sweeter biscuit.
- These are really nice, soft, chewy biscuits which is the way I like them.  I think if you like them crunchy, you can double bake them.
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 10:27:40 am »
Yum.  These look lovely. I really like making cookies with rolled oats and other healthy things in them. It's a sneaky way of giving it to the rest of the family.
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 05:14:20 am »
mmm these look really nice, i am printing this one out!
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 07:36:15 am »
These look good - thanks Cathy!  I bet they'd be nice with apple sauce!
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 07:44:55 am »
Would that be instead of the coconut oil Jo?
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 08:20:32 am »
Thx CB79 - great little number with infinite variations.  Love it   :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 10:30:22 am »
Would that be instead of the coconut oil Jo?

No, I just mean instead of banana like you mentioned in the variations. I have a recipe for apple-sauce oat cookies that's really yummy, and it reminded me of that.  :)
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Re: Nikki's Healthy Cookies - DF
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 11:40:48 am »
Would that be instead of the coconut oil Jo?

No, I just mean instead of banana like you mentioned in the variations. I have a recipe for apple-sauce oat cookies that's really yummy, and it reminded me of that.  :)
Ahh, thought you might of meant to reduce the fat.
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