Anything that is dairy free, sugar free and gluten free cannot be good right? Wrong! These healthy little cookie/oat bites are delicious. I brought them to my wine club as a taste test and they disappeared before I was even able to snag one for myself! You can have them for breakfast, a midday snack or a healthy dessert. Recipe and photo courtesy of Whole Foods.
Average Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 2 dozen cookies
1 cup raw unsalted walnuts
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup gluten free baking flour (can sub for whole wheat pastry flour as well)
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 carrots, grated
1 apple, grated
1 very ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup apple juice (easy to juice your own if you have a juicer!)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Combine walnuts, oats and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Add carrots, apples, banana and apple juice and stir until combined.
3. Drop by rounded tablespoons an inch apart on the prepared baking sheets, making about 24 cookies. Press down on each cookie with the back of a fork to flatten them slightly.
4. Bake until tops and bottoms are lightly browned, approximately 20 to 25 minutes.