Banana Peanut Butter Cookies {GF + healthy}


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Every once in awhile, I just want a cookie. But not one that makes me feel awful. I am of the belief that real-food goodness + satisfying sweet treats CAN be created with ease. However, more often than not, when searching for recipes, I never find just one that 100% completely satisfies my real-food requirements. So, in the end, I usually create my own — enter these delightful Banana Peanut Butter Cookies. Gluten-free and a healthy option for a sweet treat, might I add. Enjoy!

DRY Ingredients::
– 1+3/4 cup brown rice flour [you could also use almond flour – but sub out 2 Tbls. of the flour for coconut flour]
– 1/4 c.+ 2 Tbls.  ground flaxseed
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– Sprinkles of salt

WET Ingredients:
– 1 older banana
– 1/2 c. maple syrup
– 1/2 c. applesauce [I make my own – just boil an slightly chopped apple with enough water in bottom of pan to cover the bottom, then blend in a food processor]
– 2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract
– 1 c. peanut butter

DIRECTIONS:
#1: Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl [not your electric mixing bowl].
#2: Mix wet ingredients together in the electric mixing bowl.
#3: Add dry to wet ingredients gradually to mix well.
#4: Add 1/2 cup oats {if you’re intolerant to gluten, be sure to use GF oats} and 1/2 c. 65%+ dark chocolate chips.
#5: Place a sheet of parchment paper down on a baking sheet and place cookie batter on top. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or to desired doneness! Side Note: cookies can be shaped as desired — I just “dropped” them on the cookie sheet.

If you like this recipe — share the love with your friends + family! And if YOU have any recipe [an old family favorite, comfort food or one you saw/ate somewhere] that you’d like “health-ified”, send it to me {whitney@macksmo.com} and I’ll see what I can do!

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About Whitney Mack of Macks Mo

Whitney Mack is a holistic nutrition health coach, fitness + movement specialist, feel good fanatic and founder of Macks Mo - a healthy living business that empowers busy women and mommas to connect to their desires and they want to feel daily in order to macks-imize joy, freedom, vibrancy, energy and ease. Through her programs + services, she uses real food, movement and signature health coaching strategies to guide clients in creating a more meaningful and fulfilled life (soulful, joyful, healthful) through nourishment and love. And turns out, as their love grows (for their life, themselves, their spirit), their body intuitively sheds the mental + physical weight holding them back from a life and body they're excited about.

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