Looking for a springtime treat or easy breakfast? Try these super easy banana fig cookies. They taste like dessert but are incredibly healthy and full of nutrients, vitamins, protein, fiber and very important: amazing flavor! Your whole family will love them (or just you, if you prefer not to share; I wouldn't blame you).
These little drop cookies have no added sweetener, and as a result are a perfect anytime snack. They are also gluten-free of course, vegan, and amazingly enough, require no leavening at all. In short, they are the perfect healthy allergen-free treat.
I actually remembered to take photos of each ingredient and step in this easy cookie for once, so here's a play by play of an easy fruit oatmeal snack disguised as dessert:
Easy Banana Fig Cookies
1. Find three ripe bananas, like so. Then proceed to mash with the tines of a fork. My husband would be balking at this point, as he abhors mashed banana.
2. Measure out two cups of gluten-free oats; dump into a medium mixing bowl.
3. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla (yes, I lost my teaspoon. So I'm eyeballing it with my tablespoon; don't judge).
4. Add 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce.
6. Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds (flax will also work).
7. Add in 3/4 cup diced figs (about 8 dried figs). Slice them up fine, and stir them in.
9. Drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet in about a rounded-tablespoon sized mound. Bake 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!