• Applesauce banana breakfast bar recipe
    Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Breakfast Bars

    These were good, and I liked the idea of including them in my collection of healthy snack recipes for variety. But they turned out super-soft. As in, fall apart when you try to cut them soft. And they had fully cooled. I think if I try these again I will add an extra 10 minutes to the baking time. Also, I am leaving them out on an uncovered platter right now. Hopefully after a few hours, they may firm up. Ingredients 2 cups oats 1 cup oat flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2…

  • Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Snack Pucks

    2 cups quick oats (not whole oats) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter 1/4 cup pure honey 1/4 cup apple butter or apple sauce 1 large banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup) Or 1/2 cup apple sauce Optional: 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup ground flaxseed or chia seeds Or any combination of above Directions: Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. The dough will be quite stiff.  Drop large spoonfuls…

  • Gluten free pumpkin cookies
    Healthy Snacks

    Pumpkin Pucks

    This is a gluten free pumpkin cookie recipe (breakfast cookies). Chris and I call these kinds of healthy snack cookies “pucks” 🙂 Ingredients: Makes 10-12 large cookies 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup almond butter (or organic peanut butter) 1/2 cup honey 1tsp vanilla or almond extract 1cup almond meal/flour or oat flour (grind oats into flour in blender) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp baking soda (use home made baking soda to avoid aluminum!) 1  cup raisins (or any cran-raisins or dried blueberries) Note: Alternatively you could use 1/2 raisins and 1/2 c nuts. Or you could use chocolate chips in case of either, but my guy is health conscious…