Smashing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you love cookies, yet feel guilty after having one? These are a super healthy twist on chocolate chip classic. Enriched with almond flour and coco nibs they are bit higher in fat, so use them for special occasions to share with others. And since they are sweetened just with fruit, they are also the perfect way to help you wean off their refined counterpart.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Makes 12 - 15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1. 25 cup quick cooking oats
  • 0.25 cup ground almonds
  • 1 pot fruit puree (I used a fruit cocktail flavour – 125 gr)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 10 whole dried dates without pits
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbs dark coco nibs

Instructions

Put oats, ground almonds, coco nibs if using and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.

Put the fruit puree, bananas, vanilla flavour and dates in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Blend the wet mixture together with the dry ingredients. The dough should be a little wet but you still should be able to make small balls out of it. If it seems too wet, add a little bit more oats.

Form small balls, place them on a baking tray with parchment paper. Use a fork to press each down and create the cookie-like shape. Then bake the cookies at 175 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes until golden.