As you can probably tell from my posts, I don't eat many sweets or sugar anymore. I try to limit my sugar intake to only fruit which means not a lot of baked sweets happening around here. I prefer to 'save' my sugar indulgences for things like coconut ice cream or a piece of vegan layer cake. Treating it as a rare, special occasion thing has helped changed my sweet tooth to a healthy tooth. You'll notice most of my dessert recipes are sugar free, use natural sugars like maple syrup or are sweetened with a fruit.
These cookies are made without sugar and sweetened only with a banana and the dried cranberries.
Cranberry Coconut Healthy Cookies
1 mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup quick GF oats
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
dash cinnamon and nutmeg
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking tray with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients. Use a tablespoon to portion 8 cookies onto prepared baking tray. Cookies will not flatten or expand during baking so flatten them into round cookie shapes. Bake 15 minutes. Remove. Cool.