October 8, 2012

Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - No Flour, No Sugar

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Posted by Laura

I stumbled across these cookies on Pinterest the other day and immediately wrote down the ingredients for my next grocery trip. What stood out to me was the fact that these cookies are made without [white] sugar or [white] flour. Also, there is not dairy so these cookies are vegan (which would work for our once-a-week veganism). They come from a foodie blog called Watching What I Eat, and in her post the author describes these cookies as a "healthy, simple and fun". Win!

Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Makes 12 cookies. Prep and cook time: 45 minutes

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork
1 3/4 cups oats (instant or old fashioned)
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp wheat germ (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Mix applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla
3. In a separate bowl mix oats, raisins, walnuts, and wheat germ
4. Comine applesauce mixture, oats mixture, and mashed bananas into one large bowl. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.
5. Spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten dough with the back of the spoon.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool and store in a covered container.

Thank you, Pinterest!


  1. Yay! Thank you - having to also watch what I eat, I appreciate this post and will be trying out the recipe. Am on the hunt for a cookie I can eat and that tastes good ;)