Dessert

Quick Banana Oatmeal Cookies*

HEALTHY BANANA-OATMEAL COOKIES
(Modified from http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/?mc_cid=51ac652d92&mc_eid=ff94c9293f)

NOTES:

  • Important to use very ripe bananas which are sweeter
  • If your bananas were large or the mix seems goopy, add more oats.
  • As a practical matter, your quantity of bananas will be variable, so you’ll end up estimating quantities of bananas and oats based on consistency. 
  • Use any desired add-ins;  Note: if too many, the cookies may not stick together as well.
  • The longer you cook these, the more they hold together, but they taste better when not over-cooked. 

INGREDIENTS:                           

2 very ripe, brown-skinned medium bananas
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried raisins.  (Raisins seem to benefit from cutting, otherwise raisins may be too large)
1 – 2 teaspoons cinnamon if desired

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mash bananas, stir in other ingredients.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat so that grease is not necessary.
Roll the dough into small balls with your hand, and press down very flat with your hand.
Bake for about 20 minutes.

Allow to cool before removing with a spatula.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Chocolate Pudding

Quick. Easy. Yummy and satisfying. Any fruit can be used.

One avocado

One banana

tbsp chia seeds (optional)

tbsp cacao chips

Put all in blender and process until smooth. Coconut shreds may be added on top. Serves two.

 

 

 

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Quick Pumpkin Treat*

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Contributed by Sandra Crockett
"Here’s a quick little side dish I fix when in a pinch." 

Can of 100% pumpkin (careful not to get the pumpkin pie mix). 
Add a splash of maple syrup (depending on how much of the pumpkin used).
Add a healthy dash of cinnamon.
Microwave.

Rating:    4 out of 5  (Sandra Crockett)

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Raw Apple Pie

Crust (Process in a food processor, and press "dough" into pie plate):

  • 2 cups Almonds
  • 6 Dates
  • Optional: Oats, to help bind crust

Filling (Process the following in a food processor, and spread evenly above filling)

  • cored, peeled apples
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon
  • Dates

Topping
Be creative You can top with frozen berries (used in this photo), pomegranate seeds, slices of banana or kiwi, slices of apple. Design and Decorate!

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