GF Oat Banana Bite Cookies
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GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter ~ Fruit Sweetened & Heart-Healthy

GF Oat Banana Bites with or without nut butter would be a great choice for a healthy snack or even breakfast on the run.  I make them a little bigger for a breakfast cookie…or just eat two. This fruit-sweetened cookie can be gobbled up just about any time of day.

You won’t find a super sweet, dessert-type cookie on this page…that’s on another post.

Enjoy these cookies plain or with your favorite nut butter spread over top ~ almond, cashew, peanut, or sunflower seed butter.

Maybe you prefer a lower fat cookie without the nut butter. GF Oat Banana Bites are a great choice.

GF Oat Banana Breakfast heart-healthy cookie

 

Mix & match add-ins:
~ raisins
~mini-chocolate chips
~goji berries
~ nuts (omit for nut-free)
~dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries

Making your oat flour is a cinch:
~ Simply toss some old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor, and you’ve got oat flour. Oat flour can also be purchased.
~ To ensure your oat banana bite cookies are gluten-free, please use a guaranteed gluten-free product.

Each cookie without nut butter is worth 2 Weight Watcher points each. Add 1 tsp nut butter, and each cookie is 3 Weight Watcher points.

To Make GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter, You Will Need These Ingredients:                 

  • Bananas ~ Not too ripe for Low FODMAP
  • Vanilla
  • Old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • Oat flour; grinding your old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor works great
    *Use gluten-free oats if needed
  • Quinoa Flakes
  • Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Chopped nuts ~ I used walnuts (omit for nut-free)
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Dried goji berries. Or raisins if you prefer.
  • Nut butter of choice ~ Sunflower Seed Butter for nut-free

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

GF Oat Banana Bites with Nut Butter  

Healthy recipe idea for snacks or breakfast. Add nut butter for extra protein and flavor.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: GF Oat Banana Bite Cookies, gluten-free, healthy cookies, Low FODMAP, low-sugar, no nuts
Servings: 16 Cookies
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas pureed or equal to 1 1/2 cups puree (a hand blender works great)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashion oats gluten-free if needed
  • 1 cup oat flour ~ grinding your old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor works great.
  • *Use gluten-free oats if needed.
  • 3 Tbsp Quinoa Flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder ~ corn-free if needed (notes)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped nuts ~ omit for nut-free I used walnuts.
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips.
  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries. Or raisins if you prefer.
  • Nut butter of choice ~ Sunflower seed butter for nut-free

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine pureed bananas and vanilla.  Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, oat flour, quinoa flakes, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Mix together.  Add banana mixture to oat mixture. Stir to combine. Add nuts, chocolate chips, and goji berries. Stir well.
  • Using a small cookie scoop drop mounds onto prepared baking sheets. About 2-tablespoons each. Bake for 10-13 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie. They will be slightly firm when done.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Spread about 1/2 Tbsp of any nut butter over each cookie, like frosting or leave them plain.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

**Corn-free baking powderhttps://www.marysbusykitchen.com/corn-free-baking-powder/
Mix & match add-ins:
~ raisins
~mini-chocolate chips ~ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
~goji berries
~ nuts
~dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries
 Tools I Used In This Recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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