May 20th, 2016
Let’s make some super easy sugarless (and vegan) cookies!
If you are craving something sweet, but you only have a few minutes and don’t want to eat an unhealthy snack out of your cupboard, here is something that might interest you.
This morning I wanted to make cookies, but without having to use a ton of sugar. I googled some recipes and decided to make my own, tweaking the ones I found a bit, and give it a go!
The two main ingredients you need (all others are optional) are bananas and oats. I used 2 cups of oats and 2 bananas – pretty simple ratio if you want to do more or less than I did (1 cup x 1 banana, 3 cups x 3 bananas and so on).
I included cinnamon (I think you know me by now, I love to put it anywhere I can), agave and just a bit of lemon juice.
I started by mashing the bananas and then I added the paste into a big bowl where I previously poured the oats.
I mixed the two together, and then added the rest of the ingredients in no specific order or amount. This step is optional, and if you can actually add anything you prefer (chocolate chips, peanut butter…).
I made the paste into 12 tiny balls and decide to sprinkle some sea salt on top. Again, totally optional, and you can make this any shape you like, I just find it easier to have them round and small.
When you are happy with how they look and the ingredients you have added, you are left with 3 options:
- eat them as they are; in fact, these are immediately ready;
- bake them, as I did; I put them on the oven for 5 minutes on 175*C so they would be nice and warm;
- freeze them; I can’t assure the result as I haven’t tried them that way, but lots of people recommended it.
And that’s it! It might seem more work than it actually is, but it took me just about 3 minutes to make them + 5 to bake, which is optional. They are super chewy and I personally like their natural sweetness, and having added a pinch of salt, the taste is even better.
Have you ever tried them before? I really like this recipe, because not only is quick, but also healthy and fun, since you can pretty much add anything you like to it.
Let me know if you make them, as always, and if you, I hope you will like them!