5’n’5 Apple Cookies – 5 Ingredients & 5 Minutes!

Yep! These nummy cookies only have 5 ingredients and take about 5 minutes to throw together.  They’re just about the healthiest cookie you could eat, and probably the easiest to make.  Since they don’t have added sweeteners they are only mildly sweet, but the raisins help with that.  I’m calling them a cookie because of their shape but classifying them as a snack since they’re so good for you (don’t panic – they’re good)! Granted, they are no Oreo cookie, but that’s not the goal here.  They are soft in texture but hold together just like a regular cookie.  I spread a little bit of peanut butter on one – what a delicious snack!!   *choose certified gluten-free oats

Banana Donut-Muffins (vegan, gluten-free, no-sugar added, oil-free)

Banana.  I love it anyway I can get it.  Straight up banana, banana bread, banana non-dairy ice cream, banana sandwich (with a little peanut butter, of course), or these delicious super healthy donut-muffins I made the other day.  Shaped like a donut, with the dense texture of a muffin, these are little cuties really are tasty.  Thanks to Chef AJ for the original recipe and Healthy Girl’s Kitchen for tweaking them a bit and posting the recipe here: http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/03/chef-ajs-just-banana-muffins-possibly.html#more

The only change I made was I added 1/2 tsp nutmeg.  These healthy treats have zero added sugar – they are sweetened naturally by the bananas, apple sauce and apple juice.  They aren’t super sweet, which is partly why I like them.  While I still have a sweet tooth, thankfully it takes very little to satisfy it since I changed my evil eating ways.  It’s confirmation that I really was a sugaraholic before.

I used a combination of my one donut pan (makes 6), and 6 muffins. I cooked them for 22 minutes, but the muffins, which are a little taller than the donuts, could have used another minute or 2 in the oven.  The recipe doesnt specify banana size.  My bananas were ginormous so I only used 3.  So, I’m assuming using 4 average sized bananas would work perfectly.