Healthier Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
As much as we all would love to devour a batch of buttery and sugary chocolate chips cookies it’s not always the healthiest option. Obviously, everything in moderation is the best rule to follow but if you put a plate of fresh baked, ooey gooey, chocolate chip cookies in front of me my will power would be lost. Hence, why I love these cookies! They taste delicious and have zero sugar. There also are no eggs or flour in this recipe making them the perfect vegan and gluten free treat. These make for the perfect school snack or a healthier dessert option. Kids and adults devour these little gems.
Here is the recipe:
Wacky Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
1/3 C. Natural Peanut Butter or Almond butter
2/3 C. Or 2 snack sized cups of Cinnamon or Golden WackyApple Applesauce
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon (less if using cinnamon applesauce)
Dash of Nutmeg
1 1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats or Gluten Free Oats
1/4 C. Nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts or macadamia nuts)
1/4 C. Dark or semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 C. Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and spices. Add in the oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut; stir until well combined.
Spoon a rounded 2 tbsp. of the cookie mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving an inch or two between each and flatten slightly. Bake for 20-25 minutes and allow to cool slightly. Enjoy!