Dairy Free Cookies!

by Ashley on April 14, 2010

A.B.C, Alternative Baking Company, sells amazing, dairy free, cookies that only contains honest ingredients such as, unbleached, whole-wheat flour.  You can find this company at Planet Smoothie and Whole Foods (these I know), so the past few times we’ve gone into Planet Smoothie, the Peanut Butter Persuasion Cookie has stared me in eye.  I decided to give it a try only if Dustin would split it with me… man am I happy I did!  It was delicious!  Since most of the good smoothies contain dairy and a million calories, this will now be my go to treat at PS.

At about $3 for a large cookie, I decided to make my own dairy free cookies here at home.  I made them smaller, therefore less caloric 🙂 In the past, every time I try to ‘bake healthily’ it always fails.  Cookies, pies, cakes, etc. with no sugar are also no good!  But this morning, I finally found a recipe that made a delicious Craisn, Banana-Oat Cookie! I can’t wait for Dustin to try them when he gets home today!  Here is the recipe if you want to try it out…  These would be a perfect breakfast to-go for those of you on the run since they are full of protein, fiber, and complex carbs.

Diary Free Cookies

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pure honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup 100% whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 scoop natural, vanilla protein powder (ours is dairy free)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup craisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly coat two cookie sheets w/ PAM.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together mashed banana, PB, honey, and vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  5. Stir the oat mixture into the banana mixture.
  6. Add craisins.
  7. Drop dough 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Dip a spoon into cold water and press cookies to form about 2 inch cookies, or really any size you want.
  8. Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, for about 9-11 minutes, or until browned.  Allow to cool on wire racks.

I made 18 cookies and after crunching the numbers I figured out that each cookie contains about 130 calories.  Not bad for an occasional ‘indulgence!’

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