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I can’t wait to post this healthy recipe. I didn’t want to use butter, sugar, eggs for cookies. I was searching for options to avoid butter. As I already had idea for sugar to be replaced with dates. Some articles suggested to use Oil instead of butter, but I didnt want to use oil also πŸ˜› Phew got thisΒ post from Jhuls @ The not so creative cook on healthy substitutes for baking. So I decided to bake with banana as the substitute for butter.

The first time I tried made with Whole wheat flour and was not very satisfied with the outcome, though it was good. So next baked with oats flour and this came out well. I am giving the recipe with Oats flour which turned out very well.

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Ingredients:

Old Fashioned Oats : 2 cups

Instant Oats : 1 cup or Oats Flour : 1 cup

Dates : 10 (seeds removed and chopped)

Fig : 5 chopped to pieces

Coconut : Freshly grated or unsweetened frozen

Banana : 1 (medium ripe)

Nuts and Raisins : I used few walnuts, almonds, cashews, raisins(optional)

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips : 1/4 cup (optional)

Vanilla Extract : 1 teaspoons

Baking Powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

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Method:

Soak figs, dates in hot water for 15 mins. Soak nuts and raisins separately in hot water for 15 mins.

I made a fine powder of instant oats to make the oats flour. You can use the one’s which are available readily in market.

Grind all dates, figs, nuts, raisinsΒ well.Its better if it is a fine paste, if not that’s fine.

Next mash the banana well. Add the above paste of 4 tablespoons. If there is more you can store in fridge.

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Add vanilla extract and mix well. With this add the oats flour and mix.

Next add coconut , I add around 4 tablespoons. Then add the old fashioned oats and mix well. Add salt, baking powder to this.

Finally added the chocolate chips as its my favorite, you can totally avoid this πŸ™‚ Now the batter is ready.

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Preheat oven to 375 F

Make balls and flatten them to get the cookies. In a baking tray grease with oil/ use parchment papers and place these cookies. It took around 40 mins to get some crispiness.

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Cool and store in an airtight container.

Once you eat you will come to know there is absolutely no need for sugar πŸ™‚

You can add cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder as well. I missed it πŸ˜›

 

 

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