I made these for my dad, who is diabetic and a pregnant friend who is avoiding simple sugars. They both LOVED them. No, obviously, they don't have that melt in your mouth nature that a sugary, buttery, floury cookie would, but that's the point. These are SO healthy and such a guilt free treat for anyone struggling with a sweet tooth.
Just made these clusters over the weekend, no substitutions done. My friend's kids (4 & 2.5) loved them. My 70 yr old diabetic dad absolutely loved them. I like that sugars are from the banana & raisins. If you wanted, you could substitute the walnuts for a preferred nut.
When I read this recipe, I thought it was too good to be true to make cookies with grains, fruit, and oil without any extra sugar (or agave, maple syrup, etc.). I was thrilled with the results and will be making these again as part of my New Year's resolution to avoid added sugar. They taste like healthy cookies, which is impressive considering the ingredient list.
Great recipe!!! Next time I am going to try making them with chopped dried apricots or chopped dates or chopped figs. Cranberries would be good too. I think any dried fruit would be good and most nuts also or no nuts.
Wow, these are awesome! I was looking online for a banana nut cookie and what a plus to have found this one with no added sugar or flour. I have to say, after I mixed all the ingredients together, I was doubtful that they would be good. The cookie dough just looked like wet oatmeal. I was wrong! These are going to be my new favorites at holidays - especially for diabetics in my family. Thank you so much.
These were good!! And super easy. I always end up with too-ripe bananas and love to find something good to bake them into. Instead of the oil, I used cream cheese (fat-free) as I always do when a recipe calls for a fat (oil or butter). I cut the raisins down to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Easy to make; love that there's no added sugar or flour. Will make again and soon.
This is the perfect recipe for those times when you are craving a cookie, but don't have any eggs or butter. I found that by replacing the raisins and walnuts with chocolate chips, I got a cookie that was yummy, easy, and satisfied the craving, but didn't leave me feeling guilty! It is also a great recipe for those who can't have any sugar. A wonderful recipe and very very easy!