Kate's Cuisine

May 10 2014

Karen’s Everything-Free Cookies

Everything Free Cookies

I have to be honest with you. These cookies aren’t the best. In fact, Karen herself doesn’t even really like them all that much. So why am I going to the time and trouble to tell you about them? Well, because they do have their upsides.

For starters, they’re oatmeal cookies – and I really dig oatmeal cookies. Secondly, (because even the oatmeal isn’t enough for me to overlook what these cookies are lacking) they might be just the thing for those that have allergies or dietary restrictions. Eggs, for instance, are a huge allergen, and it’s something that many people suffer from. And I know more than a few people that have to be very careful about giving their kids cookies because so many of them contain eggs. Guess what? These cookies don’t have any eggs. Others (including myself) are now going sugar-free, or at least trying to lower sugar intake. These cookies don’t have any added sugar. And gluten? These cookies don’t have any of that, either. While oats are a source of carbohydrates, they’re safe to eat on a gluten-free diet. And the carbs they do contain are complex carbs, taking longer to digest and giving you more fibre than simple carbs.

And not everyone hates these cookies. I gave them to my two girls, and while Maddie passed on them after just one bite, Paige ate two and proclaimed that she really liked them (and she is the older and wiser one.) So go ahead and give these cookies a shot. If you like them, they might be just the thing you’ve been looking for. And if you don’t, because this recipe has just three ingredients, you haven’t really lost too much in the process.

1 cup rolled oats $0.29
2 ripe bananas $0.76
1/4 cup raisins $0.10

Total cost $1.15
Cost per serving $0.09

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.) In a bowl, mash bananas very well. Add the oats and the raisins, and mix well until everything is combined.

3.) Drop tablespoons of mixture onto the parchment paper, about an inch apart. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until the cookies are completely cooked through.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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