I cannot cook to save my life…really, I would die of starvation if my husband and take-out ceased to exist, However, I love baking. The hubs has thrown a new caveat onto my baking lately though, asking me to make everything super low fat to follow the McDougall program. Do you know how hard it is to cook vegan and low fat? I was whipping up some sugar lemon cookies for the girls for a playdate and I knew I wanted something for me and Alex to have to, so I started searching and I found this amazing recipe from The Minimalist Baker. With a few changes, I made them even a little healthier and they were so yummy!
The ingredients I used were:
1 cup fresh Medjool Dates
1 large ripe banana
2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (see below for details)
3/4 cup Red Mill brand almond meal
3/4 cup rolled oats
|The raw dough|
I baked these bad boys at 350 for 18 minutes. They were so good. The banana is subtle enough to not overpower the whole cookie. These could be easily used as a breakfast bar/cookie too since there is no added sugars in them. I will definitely be making these for my holiday parties. Thanks to Minimalist Baker for the great idea!