Banana Oatmeal Granola Bar Bite Cookies… Butterless, Flourless, Eggless, and No Added Sugar. So What’s In There?

20 Aug

These granola bar bites have ever so eloquently been dubbed “old people cookies” because of their ingredients. But take them seriously because they are VERY yummy! I like to make these little bites to eat for breakfast, as a post work out snack, or as a mid-day pick-me-up. They pack well and can be made into various shapes such as round cookies, square cookies, or bars.

They are super healthy and kids LOVE them. You won’t believe these vegan goodies are made without butter, flour, eggs, or added sugar! The bananas and dried fruit add lots of texture and sweetness so enjoy!

Banana Oatmeal Granola Bar Bite Cookies

Serving: 24 cookies
Time: 35 minutes
Level: Easy (super kid friendly, so let them help!)

3 ripe bananas (wait until they are nice and spotty. They are sweeter that way.)
2 c. oats (you can use whole wheat, steel cut, quick cooking, or most any other type of oats)
1/2 – 1 c. dried fruit, chopped (I used prunes but apricots and cranberries work well, too)
1/3 c. coconut oil (you can use vegetable oil)
1/2 c. nuts, chopped (optional)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Preheat oven to 350°. Let mixture sit on the counter for 15 minutes.

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drop mixture by spoonfuls. With your hands, shape cookies into desired shape and press down until flattened to desired thickness. (Cookies will come out of the oven in the exact same shape they went in…) Bake for 20 minutes. Yum!

Tips
– Don’t forget to use parchment paper. The bananas and dried fruit will leave a sticky residue on your baking sheet if you don’t!

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9 Responses to “Banana Oatmeal Granola Bar Bite Cookies… Butterless, Flourless, Eggless, and No Added Sugar. So What’s In There?”

  1. Anonymous May 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    just tried this recipe..my house smells amazing…i am not a vegan and am trying to cut further calories so i substitued the oil for 2 egg whites, i think my cookies turned out a little bit more cakey than yours but all the same delicious!

    • Sunny May 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      I’m glad they turned out and you like them! I might try the egg whites next time and check out the cakey texture. I bet that would be a great variation. Thanks for sharing!

  2. britkelly89 December 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Reblogged this on ASCENT Gym. We Train For Life!.

    • Rebecca November 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

      I use a variation of this and cut the oil completely. Instead I use a quarter cup off vanilla almond milk and a quarter cup of applesauce… Delicious!

  3. Anonymous May 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I just made these & they turned out so good. I substituted applesauce instead of the coconut oil. I’m nursing so I made them into lactation cookies so I added 2 tbsp of flax seed meal & brewers yeast. I will definitely be making these again!

  4. Anonymous January 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    Can I use a glass baking dish instead of cookie sheet and parchment ?

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