Last week was hot and the oven rarely got used. I wanted a cookie, but wasn't going to turn on the air conditioner just for the sake of making cookies. An oatmeal raisin cookie sounded absolutely delicious. I decided to go with a no bake cookie that kept the oven off and the kitchen cold.
fI am suffering massive sugar withdrawals since I decided to kick sugar after reading an article in Natural Health that talked about how excessive eating of sugar ages your skin, especially after age 35. Yikes! I will see how long this lasts but I've made it a whopping 24 hours. I keep suffering setbacks. Like major chocolate withdrawal anxiety. (I personally think it's a real disorder).
Our week is going to be very busy with the last week of soccer games this week, a choir concert and a dance recital. I'm thinking I might need a few of these cookies on standby for the week! They are sugar free, healthy, and a great treat!
No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 ½-2 cups rolled oats
½ cup raisins
3 tbsp honey (agave for vegans)
½-1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp peanut or almond butter
In a food processor, mix all ingredients together until mixed well. Start by adding only 1 ¼ cup of the oatmeal. If the dough is wet and won't form a soft ball, add the remaining ¼ oatmeal and blend well. Scoop the dough by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Pat each cookie dough ball down to flatten slightly. Freeze for 30 minutes, then remove from waxed paper and enjoy, or freeze in freezer safe ziploc bags or containers for later use.
*Why ½-1 tbsp of cinnamon? I used ½ tbsp of cinnamon and ended up upping it to 1 tbsp of cinnamon. I had more banana flavor than I liked by using the ½ tbsp. With the 1 tbsp, I had more of an oatmeal raisin cookie flavor. You decide what you like better.
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