Healthy Cookie Bites

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It is no secret that I looooove me some cookies.

In fact, Eric calls me the vegan cookie monster.

Almost every night after dinner I take a couple cookies out of the freezer while Eric boils some water in the kettle. We enjoy a cookie with our piping hot tea and we catch up. This has become a nightly ritual as the weather gets chilly and we resist every urge to crank up the heat. Our NCIS-a-thons now require a couple extra blankets and a furball who is content to sleep at my feet.

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Or in a box…

I’m not just any cookie monster though, I like delicious and wholesome cookies. [Eric always did say I have high expectations…]

Glancing at my recipes page, I have made plenty of healthy cookies over the past two years, such as…

 

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All delicious, all wholesome.

Last night, I whipped up a healthy cookie recipe from 101 Cookbooks that I have been meaning to try for a while.

I will not rest until I have made every healthy cookie alive! muhauha.

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Healthy Cookie Bites

These bite-sized cookies do not contain any added sugar, dairy, flour, or eggs. Because they are not overly sweet, they make a wonderful everyday cookie and pair well with almond milk, tea, or hot cocoa. No sugar crashes here!

Adapted from 101 Cookbooks.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 large, ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, warm (or olive oil)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 3 tbsp coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl mash the bananas, and then mash in the vanilla and softened coconut oil. Set aside. In another bowl whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, chocolate, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The dough is very loose and does not hold together well, but don’t worry about that. I took a couple tsp of the dough in my hand and gently formed a ball and squeezed it together as much as I could. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake for 14 minutes until bottoms are golden. Let cool for about 20 minutes to set. Makes about 17 bite-sized cookies.

Nutritional info: (Approx. per bite, makes 17 bites): 59 kcals, 2.8 grams fat, 1 gram protein, 2 grams sugar, 1 gram fibre.

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Gather up the beautiful, wholesome ingredients…

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Bonus points for spotty bananas!

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First, mash up the bananas with the softened coconut oil and vanilla.

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In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients.

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Add dry to wet or wet to dry. It really makes no difference here.

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Mix.

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After mixing, you will notice that the mixture does not stick together like traditional cookie dough.

Fear not!

For You, are a baking goddess.

I took a couple teaspoons of the oat mixture and gently pressed it into a ball with my fingers. The oat mixture falls apart a bit, but all will work out in the end.

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I made 17 cookie bites.

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Bake for about 14 mins. at 350F. The bottoms will be slightly golden brown.

Let them cool for about 20 mins. so the cookies can firm up a bit. These are delicate bites!

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They are irresistibly cute.

At first taste, I wasn’t sure if I loved the cookies, but they grew on me after I got used to the subtle sweetness. The chunks of chocolate are key in this recipe and add a little oomph. After my second bite, I was hooked and really appreciated that they were more of a snack cookie and not a dessert cookie.

I say, there are times for snack cookies and there are times for dessert cookies.

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When I told Eric I made cookies ‘without sugar’, he said, ‘That is disturbing.

After trying them, he said they were ‘good, but could be a bit sweeter’.

While I agree that they aren’t your typical sweet cookie, I think they serve the purpose of an everyday, healthy cookie. For that reason, I wouldn’t change them too much! if you can appreciate a wholesome taste, you will enjoy these bites a lot. :)

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After I enjoyed a few, I popped these into the freezer for quick snacks during the week.

By the way, they are fun vehicles for nut butter hats too!

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Do you have any ‘go-to’ cookie recipes that you make time and time again or do you tend to try something new each time?

I tend to try a new recipe each time, mostly for the sake of new blog content. ;) But, I often look at recipes in my archives and I always find myself saying, ‘It has been way too long!’

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1 Charlotte August 6, 2016

I’ve been making this recipe from 101 Cookbooks for about a year now… Originally it was a good way to use up spotty bananas and the almond meal I strain out of my homemade almond milk. Then I discovered they were a really simple no-sugar-added snack I could pack along for my toddler. I just sub the chocolate chips with raisins for her (still put chocolate in the cookie bites for the adults :) ). Sometimes I remember to add some chia seed for extra crunch and the Omega 3’s. My toddler loves these treats, and so do we!

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2 Angela Liddon August 8, 2016

I’m glad the cookie bites are a hit, Charlotte! I love how versatile they are.

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3 Meagan September 23, 2015

LOVE this recipe! Was looking around for something quick and easy that would make a perfect breakfast and this is it! I went ahead and added some chia seeds, walnuts, pb 2, flaxseed meal and cocoa powder for a little extra nutrition. Definitely a new favorite!

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4 Pame April 23, 2014

I just made these for my lab mates! I couldn’t resist and had to have one! They were delish. The ingredients make them super unique yet not too sweet but very tasty. I used grounded cashews instead of almonds and it worked out perfectly.

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5 erin September 2, 2013

Just made this tonight and they are really good :) I have eaten healthy for awhile now but decided to ramp it up a bit more and make more foods at home. This is perfect with tea at night. Thanks so much!!

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6 Jo June 28, 2013

Let me start off by saying that I love everything about this recipe. I’ve only made it about a half dozen times but I’ve done a lot of different things with it. I’ve used chocolate, dried cranberries, pecans, and most recently, vegan butterscotch chips! The butterscotch chips gave the cookies a kind of bananas foster flavor that I love. Thank you for this perfect base recipe for any flavor!
–15 year old baking goddess

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7 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2013

Hi Jo, So glad to hear you love this recipe so much! Thanks for your feedback :)

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8 Annabelle October 31, 2012

Another wonderful recipe! I’m now definitely a fan of your blog :)

For those interested, I replaced the almond meal by pumpkin seed protein powder and it came out wonderful!

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9 Amanda July 30, 2012

Hi Angela,

Here is a funny question for you… I absolutely can’t stand the taste of bananas (poor me I know!)… Is the banana flavor really noticeable in these? If so- would it be possible to sub for apple sauce?

Thanks :)

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10 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 30, 2012

Hey Amanda, It’s been a while since I made these so I really can’t remember how much banana flavour is in them. Sorry about that! I think it would certainly come through since it’s the only sweetener..? As for subbig with applesauce, you might be able to sub half of the banana. I tihnk the banana also has some binding powers in these cookies – they are a bit delicate. Maybe some flax added in would help? Let me know if you end up trying anything!

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11 Jo June 22, 2012

I loved this recipe at first sight! I made it but substituted dried cranberries for the chocolate to add tangy-ness. It is soooooooo good. I would just eat the dough by itself. A great start to my vegan baking phase.

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12 May Cookie Co. November 8, 2010

The convenient sizes of these cookies make them very snacker-friendly! I like how you differentiated them as a “snack cookie” versus a “dessert cookie.” Love the fusion of granola bar ingredients in a bite-size cookie presentation!

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13 Elle November 8, 2010

Wow, I just made these even though I didn’t have the coconut on hand and they were insanely good. My husband–who is not *nearly* as open-minded as Eric–actually liked them. They smelled so good he actually asked for a taste even though I had already told him they were unsweetened and vegan. Can’t even tell you how huge that is!

I made two “mistakes” and subbed coconut butter for coconut oil and ground the oats along with the almonds. Overall, they tasted a bit like a mild, nutty banana bread bite.

I think these might be my new go-to instead of lara bars!

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14 Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 7, 2010

These bites look delicious! If anybody wanted to make them a little sweeter they could always add dates. I always used to looooove white chocolate macadamia cookies, but I haven’t found a vegan version yet :(

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15 j. November 3, 2010

i have to tell you honestly that although i read a lot of food blogs on a daily basis, yours is BY FAR my favourite. reading this post i thought to myself (as i often do), this person is SO incredibly talented. not only are you capable of creating these amazing (vegan! i know from experience that this is not always easy!) recipes on an almost daily basis, but you take the cutest and most interesting photos of them, on their way to creation and as a finished product. your voice is likeable and you’re easy to read, as well. to have all of these things in combination is extremely rare and i just thought you should know. i love your blog and i’ve made tons of your recipes, and they always turn out so well. thanks so much for having such an awesome blog :-)

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16 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2010

Wow thank you so much, this means the world to me!

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17 Ashley k November 3, 2010

OH MY GOODNESS ANGELA! I just made these (late night cookie craving) and my “coconut-hating” fiance asked for more after he gobbled up two. He had 5 total! :)

I added a squirt of agave to sweeten just a tad, but they are fabulous.

Thanks for the delicious recipe!

-Ashley

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18 Janice November 3, 2010

Your healthy cookie bites look awesome. I can’t wait to try them. Your furball in a box looks awesome too :). I work with Better Recipes and am always looking for new ideas and experimenting with different recipes. Christmas cookie time is one of my favorite. This year was a lot of fun with some very interesting results. Check out the recipes for Hazelnut Truffle cookies. You can make them fun and, using cookie cutter, make them in different shapes. Christmas Cookie Recipes

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19 Rebecca November 3, 2010

Mmm…I’ve made those cookies so many times. They’re the perfect bite when I’m craving a little sweet! I’ve tried chopped peanuts and dates in them…yummers!
I just love your healthy relationship with food! I have struggled with a love-hate attitude — loving the taste, hating the fear of “overindulging”. Thanks for giving such a balanced and fun perspective on living healthily and happily!

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20 Lori November 3, 2010

Delicious! I love the chunks of chocolate! I can’t wait to try all the other recipes you have… ok, well at least some. You have too many great ones. I’m thinking pumpkin anything right now. ;)

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21 bitt November 3, 2010

gluten-free, horray!

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22 Sheila Viers | Live Well 360 November 3, 2010

Oh my gosh, I love those cookies!! I don’t remember them not being sweet enough though. Here’s my recipe, altho I didn’t make any changes from Heidi’s version: http://livewell360.com/2009/07/oatmeal-cookies-with-chocolate-banana-and-coconut/ I had one reader tell me this recipe saved her relationship. :-)

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23 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 3, 2010

Love how heatlhy they are!! So I can eat all of them in one sitting, right? ;)

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24 Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) November 3, 2010

Mm these look co cute! Do you have any recipes for mini muffins? I love bite sized goodies.

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25 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 3, 2010

I like to make a different recipe each time! Except around Christmas when I always make shortbread with my Nana’s recipe. :D

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26 Olya November 3, 2010

Ohhh… I love your cat! I so much want to have a cat. My husband wants a dog. And we have chickens. And having cat, dog and chickens will mean we need a farm. Lol :)))

Love your recipe!

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27 Clare @ Fitting It All In November 3, 2010

I used to always make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with cinnamon in high school, but now I like trying out different recipes I find on blogs!

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28 AGS November 3, 2010

My husband also calls me the Cookie Monster, and we laughed over this hysterically:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbgRyColvE&feature=player_embedded

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29 suz November 3, 2010

THANK YOU so much for the recipe – I can’t wait to try it! Been trying to kick sugar recently and made your fab carrot cake scuffins one night after driving to the market around 10 PM out of sheer desperation (talk about addiction, huh) – they are literally saving me from failing. :) YAY!

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30 Stephanie Rose November 3, 2010

I’ve been trying to come up with more excuses to eat cookies, and this post just did me in. Thanks, Angela!

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31 Meghan Telpner November 3, 2010

healthy cookies are the best kind :) looks great

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32 Katie November 3, 2010

I love that you call yourself a cookie monster here – because in my planner yesterday it said it was “Cookie Monster Day”

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33 Errign November 3, 2010

I love to make super-charge me cookies :) and your pumpkin pie banana cookies were good too :)

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

ah yes super charge me cookies are a classic!

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35 Roz November 3, 2010

The cookies look amazing, and as always, your photos are STELLAR!!!! BTW, your cat is seriously cute!!!!

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36 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

thank you!

Sketchie says meow

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37 Erin D. November 3, 2010

Hi Angela! I love your recipes but wondered if you have any suggestions for a banana substitute? I despise bananas but am not super creative when it comes to substitutes–beans, maybe? Thank you and I LOVE your blog! Erin

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38 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

oh gosh banana subs are so difficult and I am always asked this question! ;) I would try using pureed dates. Add pitted dates to a food processor and a tiny bit of water- maybe 1 tbsp or so- and puree. I’m not sure how much you’d use…maybe 1/2-3/4 cup pureed dates?

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39 Jacquelynn November 3, 2010

Hey Angela! I made your crispy chick pea bites last night… soooooo good! I used quinoa flour instead of regular flour, and it was a hit! Thanks for the great recipes :)

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40 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

glad you enjoyed them!

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41 Whitney November 3, 2010

Yum! I bet those would be a great snack before a work out :)

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42 Laurab @ foodsnobstl November 3, 2010

These will be perfect for my husband! He can’t eat as lot of sugar. Thank you!

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43 Madeleine November 3, 2010

Oh my LORD, as soon as I saw the title of this post, I could have jumped for joy (had it not been so early in the am)! Lately, I’ve been craving a new healthy cookie and was thinking you’d be just the person to look to. I can’t wait to give this recipe a go :) Thank you, Angela!

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44 Melissa November 3, 2010

Spotty bananas are the best kind… These look fabulous and I need to make them now. I’ve been wanting to start a blog, but the thought of having a new recipe every day is so intimidating… You set the bar high!

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45 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

You don’t need a new recipe everyday by all means…actually most of the ‘big’ bloggers- im thinking smitten kitchen, 101 cookbooks, fat free vegan kitchen…typically have 2-3 new recipes per week. :) I think whatever you can do, even once per week, is fine!

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46 Megan (Braise The Roof) November 3, 2010

You are the most motivated baker I know, Angela! :) I also have a tradition (compulsion?) to eat something sweet in the evening, so I should really start making healthy cookies like yours!

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47 Michelle S. November 3, 2010

I love Dreena’s banana oat bundles from Vive le Vegan. I made a triple batch last night so i can deliver extras to a few neighbourhood moms who have just had babies. They are a great, healthy snack. My kids love them too.

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48 Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit November 3, 2010

Holy warm and fuzzies! The simple thought of curling up on the couch with my sailorman in front of the fireplace with fresh out of the oven cookies just brought a huge smile to my face. I think I just may have to make cookies tonight!
Wonderful post about your `nightly ritual`!

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49 Carrie (Love Healthy Living) November 3, 2010

Brilliant! This looks like a great recipe. When are we going to get a cookbook with all of these fabulous recipes? :)

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50 Gwen~healthymamma November 3, 2010

It looks like we have a similar taste for healthy cookies. I actually make a similar version of these healty bites, minus the chocolate plus dried fruit. I also love my quinoa bars and peanutbutter crispies made with puffed millet. Great afterscholl snack or for me to grab n go befor my hikes!

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51 DebZ November 3, 2010

Thanks for the reminder! I love this recipe but never think to make it. And I like that it’s not too sweet (you’re right, the chocolate is KEY).

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52 Amber K November 3, 2010

Since finding out I have to be gluten-free I haven’t figured out what to do when a cookie craving hits. Luckily, it doesn’t usually hit until Christmastime. I’m much more of an ice cream girl.

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53 Miranda November 3, 2010

Those look wonderful!

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54 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston November 3, 2010

These look amazing I can’t wait to try something similar!

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55 monicanelsonfitness November 3, 2010

These are my type of cookie! I love the idea of the “bite” to them and not too bug (but I love HUGE cookies too!) I like your idea with nut butter just so slightly finishing the job! You have some really SUPER recipes and I do plan on making these cookies this week. Thanks!

At home, I make the same 2 cookies every week. I keep thinking when my husband and I will get sick of them- but we just crave them more when they are out, we just love them!

I like to make new things all the time but for our own persoanl stash, we make the same 2 batches. ;)

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56 monicanelsonfitness November 3, 2010

“bug” it to mean Big of course! typo!

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57 Nic November 3, 2010

I’ve made these cookies before using the recipe on 101 cookbooks. They were very, very good! Hummm… I think I have some bananas in the freezer right now …. ;)

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58 Julie November 3, 2010

I will definitely be trying this recipe for two reasons, it’s wheat free and it’s lower in calories than I thought it would be. Win – Win for my family :)

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59 Laura November 3, 2010

snack cookie, dessert cookie, love it! i made these a few months back and wasn’t too impressed, but if i would have thought of them as a “snack cookie” i might have enjoyed them more!

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60 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

I agree! I think it is all in your perspective of what kind of cookie it is supposed to be. That’s why I tried to be clear that these are more of a healthy snack to enjoy with a delicious tea or drink, as opposed to something you’d bring to X-mas dinner, ya know? :)

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61 Lizz @ Leading the Good Life November 3, 2010

I look at what I have on hand and go from there. Baking is usually a spontaneous thing for me, so I have to strike when the urge hits. I hate running to the store because I don’t have all of the ingredients!

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62 Nikki T November 3, 2010

Mmmmmmm! Can’t wait to try these little cookie bites out!
I like snack cookies more than dessert cookies- I’m finding as I get older I don’t love really sweet things as much :)

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63 Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 3, 2010

I tend to always try new recipes. There are just so many delicious options, I can’t settle on one!

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64 Camille November 3, 2010

These look like a winner! I love me some cute cookies :)

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65 Corey @ the runner's cookie November 3, 2010

Yum! I love not-so-sweet cookies that are suitable for breakfast and snacks :) Every time I make cookies my boyfriend asks “So are these breakfast cookies or dessert cookies?”

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66 tina November 3, 2010

these look delish- and theres so many variations you can make on them! love it!!!!

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67 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 3, 2010

My cat always sleeps in boxes as well! Any time I bring home a box or interesting looking bag or, you know, my gym bag, he is guaranteed to claim it as his. I like trying new recipes for reduced-sugar cookies – always trying to get my cookie fix without going into a sugar coma.

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68 Jess @ Forever Addicting November 3, 2010

These look great! I love bite size snacks, especially in cookie form ;) These seem like a wholesome, yet tasty, pick-me-up snack. I’ll add them to my “to bake” list :)

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69 Jenny November 3, 2010

I have a delicious pumpkin cookie recipe that I LOVE to make, i cut out most of the sugar and they’re still lovely! These cookies look great!

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70 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 3, 2010

My family has a Christmas cookie recipe that gets made at least a couple of times every holiday season – they’re sort of like a ginger cookie with molasses and cinnamon. I plan to test out a healthier version this Christmas. Your healthy cookies look delicious, and I LOVE that photo of Stetchie! <– hope I spelled that right!

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71 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 3, 2010

Like you, I’m always trying new cookie recipes. I just bookmarked this one as it looks delicious! I’m always looking for healthy cookie recipes for my 2 year old and sweet-obsessed husband. :-)

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72 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 3, 2010

I can’t stick to one recipe, mainly because I always feel like something new. These look so good. I love the idea of settling down with tea an cookies for your shows. So cute.

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73 Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 3, 2010

For me, cookies don’t have to be healthy… but bonus if they are! :)

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74 Silvia November 3, 2010

Oh, these are my favorite cookies! Nikki’s healthy cookies — typically, no one notices that they are without butter or eggs or sugar. People just stare at me, “what? how come they are so good?” ;-)

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75 Tracey November 3, 2010

These look so good! Almonds and I don’t always get along, though. Would it be possible to use another nut?

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76 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

I’m not sure about using another nut in here. I did think about it. Perhaps cashews? Pecans?

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77 Emily November 3, 2010

Ahhh these look soooo good, and I love healthy cookies that I can eat guilt-free. My go-to cookie these days has been my pumpkin oat craisin cookie because I know it’s somewhat healthy (although it has a good amount of sugar) but I like the idea of a banana being the sweetener :)

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78 Annie@stronghealthyfit November 3, 2010

I like cookies without a lot of sugar in them too. I like using sweeteners other than sugar when i do use them- honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc. At least there’s a little bit of nutritional value to those! I’d eat those cookie bites.

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79 Kristy November 3, 2010

You made a very good point with identifying people who can appreacite “wholesome cookies”. It is not until I changed my views that I was able to enjoy sweets that didnt make my teeth cring in horror. :-) Your nightly tea and cookies routine warms my haert, like something you would see in a movie…

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80 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

Im glad you can appreciate it! I guess everyone has different tastes, but I find now I can really appreciate subtle sweetness in some recipes. Of course other times I just want the super sweet stuff now and then too. :) Its a good thing that cookies can be adapted so well to fit my mood.

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81 Nicole (Picky Nicky) November 3, 2010

I love how you distinguish snack cookies from dessert cookies! It’s so true!

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82 Pure2raw Twins November 3, 2010

I love wholesome flavored anything, so these cookies are perfect! I have a ton of recipes too that I love to go back and make a different way ;) I hope all is well!

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83 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes November 3, 2010

I love healthy alternative to sweet treats. These look great and I love the nut butter topping!

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84 Joslyn @ missfitbliss November 3, 2010

I love the little nut butter hats! So precious;)

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85 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 3, 2010

I love wholesome cookies. I made the raw cookies a few weeks ago and again last night. They make a great pre workout snack! But usually, (for the sake of blog content) I try to make a new recipe every time.

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86 Katie November 3, 2010

That is so crazy! Two days ago I was looking all over for a recipe for a cookie that would be safe and I couldn’t find one so I made up my own (I cannot bake AT ALL so I just winged it -improper english(?)-) and this recipe looks A LOT like mine! I couldn’t find a recipe with just oats anywhere. The cookies are so good though, not too sweet but just sweet enough!

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87 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

Did you have any other ingredients that were different? Im curious as to what else would work in this type of cookie (making sure it held together enough is my main concern!)

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88 Katie November 4, 2010

I just did oats (around 2c I think), walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, (a lot of nuts) and then melted 3 bananas in the micrawave, combined the bananas with 2 applesauce cups and let it cool a little and then mixed everything together. I put in about 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and then baked them at 350 until they felt firm but not dried out (about 20 minutes? they were about 2″ balls). They were sooooo good. Very basic which is good for my cooking skills.

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89 Krystina (Organically Me) November 3, 2010

Those are totally adorable. :D

I like trying new recipes; that’s more fun!

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90 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 3, 2010

Those look great – I usually make something new every time. Usually something you’ve made!!!

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91 stacey-healthylife November 3, 2010

I love making healthy cookies, so bring on the great recipes.

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92 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 3, 2010

I just made some chocolate peanut butter bites that looked just like these. They were so good, I couldn’t stop!

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93 Laura November 3, 2010

Oh, ha, these are the ones I emailed you about “pumpkinifying” last week or the week before. And I see you reduced the oil and coconut a bit too. Did you like them with the banana? I still want to make them work out the pumpkin way, but yours look like they held up better.

When I want to make a healthy cookie I always end up making thumbprints. Everyone I know has had them and often request them. But if I’m going for decadent I make lemon bars. In fact, a few friends who have been to my holiday party every year have started to call me Laura Lemon Bar. So I guess that’s the go-to dessert.

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94 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

I love thumbprints too :)

I was gonig to add pumpkin to this recipe but I was scared as the ingredients weren’t holding together that well…also I think a bit of sweetener may need to be added if pumpkin was added too.

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95 Laura November 3, 2010

Oh yes, I added maple syrup, but it must have thrown the wet/dry ratio off. Maybe bananas aren’t as moist. Because they were great tasting, but turned really soft after about an hour. I think they need a flax egg and a little more flour of some sort, either the almond or the oat. I’m sure you’d do it better!!!

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96 Melissa November 3, 2010

Do you ever use stevia as a natural sweetener? I use it all the time, especially in my green monsters! I love stevia, because it’s basically sugar without the calories!

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97 Eve September 24, 2012

Do you think switching out the banana for applesauce might work?

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98 Bojana November 3, 2010

Heh, I actually just read your post and when I noticed I had everything on the cookie ingredient list, I whiped them up in a second – they’re in my oven right now :) What else does one need, when there’s cookies in the world ? ;b

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99 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

That’s fun!!

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100 Wei-Wei November 3, 2010

I actually think that I’d make this and just eat the cookie batter raw with a bit of honey… ;)

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101 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' November 3, 2010

I’m a total cookie monster, too! I love trying new recipes, as well, but my “go-to” healthy cookie recipe is for my Detox Raw Macaroons! (recipe here: http://bit.ly/diih8m) They are so easy to make, and are a HUGE HIT with even my non-health conscious friends and family!

I also tried a new-to-me recipe from 101 cookbooks tonight– Heidi’s Roasted Tomato Soup! It’s vegan, and turned out WONDERFULLY! It’s the first “successful” tomato soup I’ve made from scratch!

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102 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

ohh I will have to try your macaroons!

Her tomato soup sounds fab too :)

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103 Casey Thomas November 3, 2010

Healthy cookies are fab!! I make them for gifts for people – raw and cooked cookies.

I actually made some cookies with a seriously secret ingredient the other day. It’s pretty cool :) http://lifestyleraw.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-have-secret-to-share-with-you.html

Hope you can check them out! :)

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104 Allison November 3, 2010

This doesn’t have MUCH to do with cookies but OMG Angela you are on the HOME PAGE of Foodbuzz!! Congrats!

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105 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 2, 2010

“I tend to try a new recipe each time, mostly for the sake of new blog content.”–

Oh that’s the cardinal curse of bloggers…always having to come up with something new, and one-up our old recipes. Even when old recipe is perfectly fine. In fact, it’s amazing :) Which is why from this morning’s post about ruts…no girl you’re never in one, ever! You’re always making something new!

I love that this uses ripe banana. I posted last week about a dozen or so of my recipes that start w/ ripe bananas. I dont like bananas plain, but IN recipes, espi in vegan baking, they are key to getting things to stick together sometimes.

I love the links to your older posts/recipes, too….makes me hungry!

These look great and I have made a vegan version of Heab’s Maple Nut Oaties that are similar to your recipe today. I laughed when you said yours were “delicate bites”…my recipe that im thinking of is VERY delicate too.

I have been thinking about you all day. Peace, hugs, blessings, and comfort my friend. oxoxo :)

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106 jodye @ 'scend food November 2, 2010

Chocolate, coconut, almonds, and vanilla– how could you go wrong! These look wonderful, Angela. Thank you for sharing another great recipe. I have some bananas that need using up so I think I”ll be trying these tomorrow!

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107 Bridget November 2, 2010

Nice recipe :) Anything that goes good with nut butter is okay in my books!

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108 Heidi - Apples Under My Bed November 2, 2010

I’m still experimenting with finding my favourite cookie recipes – so no go-to recipe for me yet. I have been wanting to make these for a while! My recipes are usually quite ‘wholesome’ tasting, so I think i’d appreciate the flavour. Love the nut butter hats too :)
Heidi xo

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109 Carbzilla November 2, 2010

I just jumped off the couch and made these! I’m so glad my healthy pantry contains all the ingredients (ok, I stole the banana from my hubbie). Oops, I accidentally add an extra 1/4 tsp of salt so we’ll see how that goes.

It’s a very stressful election night, can you tell?

Remind me to thank you for the recipe this weekend! ;)

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110 janae @hungryrunnergirl.com November 2, 2010

Those are the perfect size! How cute!! I always fall back on any cookie recipes I grew up watching my mom make:)

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111 Candice @ ChiaSeedMe November 2, 2010

love the nut butter hats!

I usually go back to the same recipe way too much…but I’m trying to work on branching out more!!

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112 hippierunner November 2, 2010

My go to cookie recipe consists of throwing oatmeal, choc chips and mashed very ripe banana together!

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113 Maddie November 2, 2010

Yum! Those look great. I usually always try different cookie recipes to mix it up. Although if I want oatmeal raisin cookies I always use your recipe! I’ve made them many times for parties and friends and everyone loves them.

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114 Allison @ Food For Healing November 2, 2010

aw i want cookies, being on a more restricted diet is so hard! But i just gotta think Mexico…. Mexico…!

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115 Paula November 2, 2010

I love putting cookies in the freezer for later. It keeps them fresh and spares you in that moment that you must have sweets. I call this time of year, kitty-cuddle weather. ;)

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116 Hannah (Running In Freedom) November 2, 2010

My favorite cookie right now is the pumpkin oatmeal one from the post punk kitchen. Except I make it a little healthier by swapping the oil and applesauce and using a little less raw sugar. I eat them for breakfast! And maybe a snack later :) These look like they could be a yummy breakfast cookie too!

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117 Charlie November 2, 2010

I do exactly the same as you!
There are so many recipes I want to try that I rarely make a recipe I’ve already made (unless I’m really craving it).
And sometimes I think about making an old recipe and end up making a new one because I really want to post a recipe :).

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118 Amanda (Eating Up) November 2, 2010

Those are adorable! Food that looks good always tastes better too!

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119 Stefanie November 2, 2010

Ohh these look and sound delicious!! I don’t really have a go-to cookie recipe, simply because I love trying new things! I could see myself making these healthy cookies over and over again though! :)

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120 Ashley November 2, 2010

These look perfect!!! I love hearty cookies so much. Your little ritual is adorable. You still haven’t turned the heat on?? Wow..you’re good!! :) xoxo

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121 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

haha no we have the heat on, but it is still pretty cold inside! our windows let out so much heat. Will need to get new ones down the road…

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122 Katy @ A Healthy Shot November 2, 2010

My boyfriend and I had a similar ritual with tea and ‘Nice cookies’ while we were in Australia for a few months…somehow it didn’t stick once we got home.
I usually have a go-to scone recipe that I typically make rather than cookies, but your recipes have had me branching out lately :) These look delish!

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123 Katheryn November 2, 2010

Yummy! This looks like the perfect cookie for the kids after school snack. Thanks for the recipe and great pictures!

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124 Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 2, 2010

Those sound so good! and I’ve been looking for a new healthier cookie recipe. I LOVE super charge me cookies, they never get old!

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125 Maria November 2, 2010

My go-to is good ol’ oatmeal raisin, and as of late, I finally found my perfect chocolate chip recipe that do not turn into flat disks of doom. I LOVE cookies too :D

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126 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 2, 2010

I wish Jason and I had cookies/tea every night — how nice that you two do that!

For cookies I stick with the flourless PB cookie: just sugar, egg and PB or the tollhouse choc chip cookie recipe. I’m not too picky :)

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127 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 2, 2010

Mmmmm! I love your ritual with Eric–too cute. I made something similar but with just dates, bananas and oats. I couldn’t stop eating the batter–like eating oatmeal with your fingers.

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128 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

It is totally oatmeal in cookie form! :)

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129 Dorry November 2, 2010

oh these look good! I usually stick to a recipe that I already have the ingredients to make. flourless PB or oatmeal raisin.

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130 Kristy @ KristyRuns November 2, 2010

Cookie bites + nut butter hats = awesomeness! :)

I like to switch it up when I bake cookies. Sugar, chocolate chip, pb…they’re all great. ;)

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131 Jennifer P November 2, 2010

I love the recipes over at 101cookbooks as well. Have you tried making the oatmeal carrot cookies? They’re one of my favourites! :)

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132 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

No but I want to try those too!

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133 Tricia November 3, 2010

Yes you MUST make the Oatmeal Carrot ones – they are AMAZING!

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134 Rebecca November 2, 2010

I like using a plain biscuit recipe that I can add things too, I love spiced cookies or just plain coconut cookies.
Could you taste the banana in the cookies? I don’t really like a strong banana flavour.

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135 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

Yup you can taste the banana, it’s not overpowering thought I wouldnt say :)

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136 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2010

oops I meant though

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