Fancy some peanut butter and banana cookies? How about if they are vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free? These cute bite-sized cookies are a breeze to make and are very forgiving to your waist.
To turn them into a healthy treat, we replaced the hyper-caloric ingredients found in most cookie recipes: butter, eggs, and sugars.
Instead, we used the following alternatives, which have a better nutritional profile and are fully vegan:
Peanut butter to replace butter
Ripe bananas instead of eggs
Dried cranberries instead of sugar
We also swapped wheat flour with gluten-free oats. We often use oats in our vegan bakes. Once they soak in water, they become excellent binders and help keep everything together, without the help of butter or eggs. Pair them with something sticky like chia-eggs or bananas, and your ingredients will hold together like peas in a pod.
If you can, always try to swap out normal butter in your diet. It's the low hanging fruit of achieving a healthy diet. Many alternatives are just as tasty, but much more nutritious. Nut spreads are among them, and peanut butter is a great starting point. Check out these butter-free cookie recipes for more ideas!
How does everything come together? Pretty well! Check out the nutritional profile of these cookies: a serving of 3 cookies has 210 calories, 17% of protein RDI, 20% of fibre RDI and only 4.3% of sugar RDI. They are just 25 minutes away if you start now, so let's get baking!
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 30 mini cookies and one serving consists of 3 cookies.