We are on a journey to live healthier. This has involved many changes and will result in many more. It is not something we have done overnight. Instead we have tackled one area at a time and then moved on to another. This has involved lots of reading and evaluating claims regarding what is healthy, safe, best, etc. I may blog more about this ongoing process at a later time, but today I want to share a recipe that is great for quick breakfasts or a healthy snack: Breakfast Cookies. My sister came across it and passed it on to me as a great "kid friendly" recipe that only uses real food!
3 mashed bananas
1/3 c applesauce
2 c old-fashioned oats
1/4 c milk (I used organic, but almond or coconut milk work as well)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Any mix-ins you prefer such as raisins, cranberries, nuts, dark chocolate...
Bake 350, 15-20 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients. (I didn't use any additional mix-ins.)
Drop spoonfuls of cookie mix. Pat down a little. (The cookies will not flatten or spread during baking, so they will hold whatever shape you put them on the pan.)
Bake 15-20 minutes. (Mine needed 20 minutes) Let cool and enjoy!
Freeze the extras for a quick breakfast or snack you can feel good about. Just take out however many you need and warm for 20-30 seconds in the microwave.