Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Coooooookies.

Do they really need an introduction?

They are simply little drops of sunshine-y deliciousness that can brighten even the darkest of days. HOWEVER, most store-bought cookies are packed with sugar and other questionable ingredients in order to keep them preserved.

Bummer.

BUT, I have a solution for you… check out these delicious homemade Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies. The warm tingle on your tongue upon your first bite will have you hooked! Not to mention that they are packed with good-for-you ingredients.

Benefits Of Rolled Oats And Nut Cookies

Bananas
  • High in potassium, which is necessary for nerve and muscle function.
  • Good amount of vitamin C that helps boost your immune system and cell health. It also improves the absorption of other nutrients.
  • Excellent source of vitamin B-6, which your body uses to grow new cells.
  • Great source of manganese – necessary for bone health and metabolism.
  • Contains fiber: helps you feel fuller for longer and aids digestive processes.
Rolled Oats
  • Incredible source of fiber, which helps ease constipation and controls your blood sugar.
  • Contains manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium and zinc.
  • Helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Can help lower cholesterol.
  • Improves satiety, digestion and your overall general metabolic health.
Raw Cashews
  • Rich in iron, copper and zinc.
  • Manganese content supports your metabolism.
Dried Cranberries
  • Low in calories and fat.
  • Great source of fiber.
Peanuts
  • A good source of protein.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals: biotin, copper, folate, manganese, vitamin E and magnesium.
Sesame Seeds
  • High copper content, which helps reduce inflammation.
  • Source of protein, which helps your overall strength, healthy cellular growth, energy and metabolic function.

How To Make Rolled Oats And Nut Cookies:

Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large, very ripe bananas
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup peanuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and place oven rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Combine ripe bananas, cashews, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, mix oats, dried fruit, sesame seeds and peanuts. Pour wet banana mixture into the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix all ingredients until combined.
  5. Use a spoon or your hands to form cookies and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes (or until the edges are slightly brown but the centers are soft).
  7. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Cookies are meant for SHARING. Send this recipe to your friends and family now. It will be sure to sweeten their day!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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