Nutrition & Good Eats

Sometimes, I am that mom who will use a bribe or be sneaky about finding ways for just a few moments of peace. Today, I had one of those moments.

Twice. So far.

My daughter (2 years old) has decided to go through a phase where it either takes her two hours to eat a meal, or she doesn’t eat really at all at times. In order to convince her into eating what was left of both her breakfast, and lunch, I told her I would make cookies.

Then, once I started baking both big kids were literally in my face and yelling for me every 30 seconds to tattle on the other.

Oh boy.

I am not proud to admit that once again I used an unfair form of convincing when I used the cookies against the children by telling them mama needed a few minutes of time in the kitchen without them if they wanted to enjoy cookies.

I sure fooled them.

I have had this banana flour in the pantry now for quite a while and I’ve been waiting to give it a try. I knew I wanted to make something along the lines of chocolate chip cookies bars but I am notorious for just throwing things together and praying it turns out edible. Since I’ve never used this flour before I did write all my steps as I went, just in case the cookies were either really bad or really good…that way I could remember what I did.

Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt about 1/4 cup of coconut oil. honestly, I just scooped some out, and that’s about the amount it seemed to me.

Step two: Add 1/4 cup coconut sugar, and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and mix well with the oil.

Step three: Add two eggs, 1 tsp (ish) vanilla, 1 tsp (ish) baking soda, 2 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup banana flour, and mix well.

Step four: Add chocolate chips.

Step five: Once you’ve mixed the ingredients well and can form somewhat of a ball with the dough, drop it onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step six: Use your hand to press the cookie dough into a large cookie that is about half an inch thick. I made mine into a rectangle, only because that was the shape of the sheet I used. You could press into a circle or square, as long as the dough is even so it’ll bake evenly.

Bake for 15 minutes.

So not only are these cookies a little healthier than your usual cookies, they taste great, and were pretty easy and quick (once the kids let me get them done).

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