These yummy cookies will have you licking your fingers.
My kids just like many kids want treats from time to time, so one of the major requests I get from them is usually, “mommy, I want some cookie.”
Most times, I will remind them that cookies are “sometimes’ food.” And other times I make this deliciously nutritious healthy almond oat cacao cookie.
The Bestest Healthiest Cookie.
Usually, I would sweeten the dough of this cookie with two bananas, which adds to its deliciousness. This helps to make this a softer bake; as you know, oat has a firm texture. I have never tried applesauce, am sure it would work just fine.
Another significant thing I love to add to these cookies is the raw cacao, which is the more natural cocoa powder. This gives the cookies chocolatey color, and flavor. Aside from the color and taste of the cacao powder, it has numerous benefits such as: may reduce blood pressure, and lower the risk of a heart attack. Raw cacao can also improve brain function, among other things. Click To Tweet Cacao/cocoa makes you happy, hello, it’s chocolate, actually, the better chocolate. It helps with mood improvement and can calm the senses. Please sign me up!
Relatively, nut butter is added to the mix alongside almond flour, which complements the oats. In fact, this whole cookie is packed with a handful of things that would cheer you up, yet healthy. Say cheese. -)
Here we go oven-ready.
Fresh out of the oven.
Your Almond Oat Cacao Cookie Deserve a Mate.
Typically I enjoy this soft bake by itself. But one of my wise kids would always desire milk, and the other kid would opt for orange juice. Now I ask, what would you rather?
This combo is worth trying. This is how one of my crew like it.
Always a right choice when you need a treat. -)
Enough said, let's make this quick and easy healthy almond oat cacao cookie. Yipee! Are you making this today? Please let me know when you do!
Whether you are looking for a healthy snack, dessert, or just breakfast bake, be sure to count on this almond oat cacao cookie. It will not disappoint. And remember, healthy eating should never be boring.
- 2 overripe bananas
- ½ cup of almond flour
- 2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons of raw cacao
- ¼ cup of nut butter (today I used peanut butter)
- A dash of Salt (or 1/8 teaspoon)
- 1 teaspoon of stevia
- 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons of raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, add the banana, cacao powder, stevia, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, pulse until almost smooth. Then add the nut butter, and coconut oil pulse a couple of times. Add the almond flour, pulse to mix, then add the oats, salt, and baking soda pulse to combine with the rest of the ingredients. If you are using sliced almonds, and raisins add them at this time; pulse a couple of times to combine. You may need to use spatula to adjust dough as you mix/pulse.
- Use a tablespoon measure to scoop dough, flatten a bit with your hand and place on the already lined baking sheet. This is sticky dough; you may need to moisten your hands a bit for easy “molding.” Repeat until this step until all the dough is molded and placed on cookie sheet. This recipe makes about 18 – 20 cookies.
- Place on a 325 preheated oven; and bake for 17 – 21 minutes. Allow to cool, enjoy with a glass of milk or chilled orange juice or just by itself.
Though I used peanut butter for this recipe, any nut butter would work. I have used both peanut butter and almond butter. I rarely know the difference.
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