Almond Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan} {GF}

Being home on maternity leave means watching a lot of the food network channel. That can be pretty detrimental to my diet considering it makes me hungry ALL…THE…TIME.

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And when Cupcake Wars is on? My craving for something sweet goes through the roof. Fortunately, I’m a pretty disciplined shopper so I don’t have a lot of “junk” in my pantry.

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I had to give in to the cravings the other day while my little one was napping. I didn’t have a ton of time (or ingredients for that matter) so I quickly put together a healthy oatmeal cookie that turned out much better than I expected! The addition of ginger and nutmeg gave this cookie the extra flavor it needed.

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Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Banana, mashed
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 TBSP Honey (or Agave or Maple Syrup)
  • ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Almond Meal
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Stir together mashed banana, melted coconut oil, honey & vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended. Add oats, almond meal and spices and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon the dough onto a prepared baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray), about 1 TBSP each. Bake 15-17 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. Move to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

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