I can’t keep these a secret any longer. These are some of the simplest and most delicious cookies I’ve ever made. They are everyday cookies, for sure. There’s nothing decadent about them. But who wants decadent all the time? Most of the time I just a little satisfying bite that’ll pick me up. These cookies do that, and in addition, they can be thrown together in three minutes flat, they have no white flour or refined sugar, and they fill the kitchen with the warmest, most comforting aroma while they bake. Oh and everyone loves them. These guys are just about perfect.
I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to post about these cookies. But here goes. Don’t wait to make these, there’s just no reason to deny yourself.
makes about 30 small cookies
-1 cup almonds (roasted or raw), or 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup walnuts
-1 cup rolled oats
-1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
-pinch sea salt
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 cup safflower or olive oil
-1/2 cup maple syrup
-zest of half a lemon
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
- In a food processor, chop nuts and half the oats into coarse meal.
- In a large bowl, combine nuts, oats, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Add the lemon zest and mix.
Add the oil and maple syrup to the dry ingredients. Mix lightly.
- Roll into walnut-sized balls. Place on an oiled cookie sheet. Press an indentation in the center with thumb.
Press a slice (or a chunk, depending on size of cookies) of banana into each indentation.
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.