13 Dec Paleo Oatmeal and Raisin (free) Cookies
Did you know that prunes contain less than half the amount of sugar as raisins? True story- raisins have 29 grams of sugar and prunes have 12 grams per 40 gram serving. Prunes also contain Vitamin A and small amounts of calcium and iron. Why is this crazy person rambling on about prunes, you may be wondering? Well, because I used them in these cookies AND these cookies are aaaa-maze-zing. Seriously. I ate the entire first batch that I made to prove it (and knowing that these contain prunes you can probably imagine what happened next). But I digress… back to the cookies. These bad boys also contain banana, almond flour, pumpkin seeds and a coconut. They make a great little breakfast cookie OR are just a handy treat to have around when the kids get home from school or that monster cookie craving hits. So there you go, now you know everything you need to know about prunes and you’ve got another great little cookie recipe to add to your collection. You’re welcome.
- 1 small banana
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbs molasses
- 1 cup coconut, unsweetened
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, raw and unsalted
- 1/2-3/4 cup prunes (about 10-12)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- In food processor, pulse prunes finely chopped (you can also finely chop by hand. I’m just a little obsessed with my food processor, in case you haven’t noticed with my other recipes).
- Add pumpkin seeds and coconut and pulse a few times to chop these as well.
- Transfer ingredients to a bowl and add almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Add banana, melted coconut oil, egg, honey and molasses to food processor and puree until smooth (can do this by hand as well with a hand masher or hand mixer).
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well mixed.
- Form into balls and flatten on the baking sheet (these won’t flatten much on their own while baking).
- Bake about 6-8 minutes or until golden brown (longer if you prefer your cookies crispy)