Grandkids are always hungry, and grandmas are always trying to feed them something tasty and healthy. These delicious and nutritious treats definitely fit the bill.
- Posted on Aug 26, 2016
I came up with a nutrition bar to make for my grandkids. Not only do the kids love them, I take them to any event with food and even tuck a few in my suitcase when I travel. For extra sweetness, add dark chocolate chips.
|2 medium bananas, mashed||½ c. brown rice flour (can substitute)|
|½ c. honey||¼ c. flax seed|
|1 egg or 2 egg whites||2 tsp. baking soda|
|8 oz. applesauce, no sugar added||½ tsp. salt|
|2 tsp. vanilla||1-2 scoops protein powder|
|2 tsp. cinnamon||4 c. oatmeal|
|½ 15-oz can pumpkin||1 c. raisins|
|½ c. almond flour (can substitute)||1 c. dark chocolate chips|
|½ c. spelt flour (can substitute)|
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray. In large mixing bowl, stir together bananas, honey, egg, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin.
2. Once mixed well, add flour, flax seed, baking soda, salt and protein powder. Stir to combine. Then add oatmeal, raisins and chocolate chips.
3. To make cookies, use a small scoop (about the size of a rounded tablespoon) and drop mixture on the sheets fairly close together (they do not spread in the oven).
4. Bake 12 minutes. Refrigerate after one week, or freeze for later.
Makes about 40 cookies.
Nutritional Information (includes dark chocolate chips; serving size=1 cookie): Calories: 130; Fat: 3.5g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 120mg; Total Carbohydrates: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 3g.