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Healthy Banana Oats Cookies…Sugar Free, Butter Free & Oil Free

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Hello everyone. Sorry for missing in action for so long. My daughter started her Preschool today and I was super busy getting ready for the big day. I am so glad she thoroughly enjoyed her first day at school. There were lots of firsts for all of us and we are excited for the new beginnings. I really wish her the best in this new phase of life. 🙂

School also means thinking what to pack for lunch everyday. I can’t believe I have reached that stage. I still remember asking my mom – what’s in lunch box tomorrow and then saying..No give me something different. Sigh..how life takes a full circle. Having said that, I am excited to try new recipes for her so if you have an interesting lunch box idea, do share in the comment below. Would love to try it out.

Speaking of lunch box and healthy treats, today I am sharing a very healthy cookie recipe with you. If you are looking for a healthy snack, this is it. These cookies have the natural sweetness of banana, the goodness of oats and are free from any oil or butter. Best of all, they get ready in 15 minutes. So the next time, you see some ripe bananas lying round, make this delicious and healthy treat.

Here is how I made them:

Ingredients:

Ripe bananas – 2 (You can also use very ripe plantains instead)

Quick Oats – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Raisins or chocolate chip – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Mash the bananas well and add in the rest of the ingredients till everything is well combined.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Scoop little balls of this mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. You should get about 12 – 16 cookies based on the size.
  4. Let the cookies cool completely before storing them away in an air tight container. Enjoy your healthy snack.
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So that is the super simple recipe of the healthiest cookies. These taste like the chewy cookies and not the crispy ones. You can also make these like a bar. Just put the whole mix in a baking dish together and cut into pieces when done.
Thanks for stopping by. Do let me know if you try this out.
I hope to see you again soon.
Love,
Ritu. 🙂


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Strawberry and M&M candy Cookies..The easiest cookie recipe

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Hello guys..Hope life is treating you well. I am enjoying the best summer of my life with my parents. It is such an irony that we enjoy the worth of living with our parents only after we have stepped out of our house. Such a joy, we are trying to make the best of these wonderful days. 🙂

Today I am sharing a super easy cookie recipe with you. I made these a while ago for a library event and everyone loved it. Since I was making a large number I tried this recipe to make it from a cake box mix and was pleasantly surprised. It was as good as an original cookie recipe, just less effort. You can choose your favorite flavor of cake mix and your favorite mix in. How cool is that..!! Do give this a try and trust me you will be impressed.

Lets make some easy and yummy cookies 😛

Ingredients:

1 box of strawberry flavored cake mix – 18.25 oz

M&M candies – 1 cup

eggs – 2 large

baking powder – 1 tsp

Oil – 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the cake mix and the baking powder. Gently mix in the eggs and oil. Blend everything with a whisk. Do not over mix.
  3. Carefully fold in the M&M cookies into your mixture.
  4. Now use an ice cream scoop or a rounded spoon and drop them on a baking sheet. An ice cream scoop ensures all your cookies are of the same size.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes until the edges just start to get brown.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer it to a cooling rack to let it cool completely.
  7. Store cookies in an air tight container and use within a week, if it lasts that long.

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And here is a pic of the cake box mix I used, just in case you were wondering.

So that’s all for now. I hope you will try this super easy cake mix cookies and let me know if you liked them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂