“They’re amazing!” she gushed. “Dairy-free, egg-free, fat-free and best of all–my little boy loooves them!”
How could I resist a recipe that’s not only good for you, but kid approved? I hit the kitchen, ready to enjoy some delicious homemade goodness.
What’s left when you take away the dairy, egg and fat from cookies you ask. Not much I discovered!
These had mashed bananas, apple sauce, almond milk and oatmeal.
I didn’t have almond milk so I used skim (so much for dairy-free.) No regular apple sauce, either so I substituted one of those apple/strawberry fruit cups.
My usual breakfast is unsweetened oatmeal cooked with skim milk and topped with fruit. I happily eat it most mornings. These cookies, almost exactly the same as my go to breakfast, should have been fine.
So why were they such a disappointment? Perhaps because the flavour bar is set so much higher for homemade cookies than for oatmeal.
Will I make these again? Perhaps, but with a few changes.
I’ll add chocolate chips and toasted coconut. Chunky peanut butter, too and maybe a bag of mini M&M’s if I remember to pick them up. Oh, and a couple of eggs for a lighter texture and butter to make them melt in your mouth.
Sigh–maybe I’m just not ready to hop on the healthy eating bandwagon.