Someone in my family is always on a diet…we always want to lose a pound (or five) for an upcoming party or holiday…yet we never want to stop snacking! Due to this conundrum, I created a healthy cookie without using flour, adding sugar, or even including any eggs!

This cookie “dough” is an ideal base for adding dried fruits, nuts, and even vegetables – however my family definitely prefers a few chocolate chips!

**Adapt this recipe for your vegan friends by omitting the chocolate/honey and using carob chips**

3 bananas

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups oats

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the peel from the bananas and mash the fruit in a mixing bowl with the applesauce, honey, and vanilla (I use a potato masher).

Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is thoroughly coated.

Take teaspoons of the “dough” and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (the cookies DO NOT spread, so make them to your desired thickness and shape…I prefer slightly flattened discs a little larger than a silver dollar and slightly thicker than an Oreo cookie).

Put into oven and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes (or until firm to the touch).

Cool on a cooling rack.