Last week, I mentioned my trail mix salad. Basically, a short cut to a delicious salad.
So maybe I’ve had trail mix on my brain a little too much. What can I say? I love the stuff, but it’s also pretty dangerous. (The serving size for trail mix is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as the serving size for ice cream.)
Anyways. I wanted to make some cookies, inspired by trail mix, but still relatively low in calories. They came out less like a dessert, and more like something you’d grab for an on-the-go breakfast. Actually, I think they’d be quite awesome crumbled up over a bowl of yogurt. But that’s just my guess.
- 2 medium, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 cup)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup flour or almond meal (if you're trying to stay GF)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
- 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Make sure your bananas are well mashed.
- Stir in vanilla until combined.
- Add in your oats, flour, baking powder and salt until well mixed.
- Then add in chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, walnuts, and coconut flakes.
- You could also add in almonds, dried fruit, or anything else you might find in trail mix.
- Drop rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (otherwise they will stick!) and bake at 350 for about 12 minutes.
- They will be a bit brown on the bottom, but should stay looking light.
- It makes 12 medium sized cookies. They're really chewy and moist, and they're relatively healthy, for a cookie 🙂
These cookies only have 70 calories and 2g of fat!
For full nutritional info, click here.
Consider this your excuse to eat cookies for breakfast.
The rest of the weekend can be summed up here:
Dirty Dancing theme party with my roommates (Me, Rachel & Stephanie… we don’t normally dress like that) and browsing the market downtown on Saturday with Lindsay. We ran into Brian and had a fun time looking through all the cool art. I love how there is always something going on in Richmond. I think it’s part of why I love the city so much.