Travelers (Cookies)

Travelers
Travelers

This is a recipe I created for myself – I wanted something quick, easy and healthy that I could take to work with me for breakfast; my sister-in-law requested I put the recipe up on the blog.  I also use these as “fuel” for just before working out.  They would also travel great for a quick snack or breakfast.

4 mashed bananas

1 can pumpkin (or equivalent of baked fresh – not pumpkin pie mix)

1/4 to 1/2 cup molasses (more is a stronger flavor, less give a light flavor – I prefer more)

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup non dairy milk (I have used coconut, almond and cashew and a mix of whatever I have on hand)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or equivalent of whatever spices you choose)

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey*

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup white flour

3 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup ground flax

1 cup steel-cut oats

1 cup chopped nuts and or seeds

1 cup dried fruit

approximately 3 small sweet apples (such as fuji), peeled, seeded and chopped fine (or shredded)

 

In a blender, combine banana, pumpkin, molasses and applesauce & blend well until well mixed; add in milk, honey and extracts & blend again; add baking soda, salt and spices.  Combine flours, flax meal and oats & pour moist mixture into flour mixture & mix well.  Once well mixed, add in dried fruit and nuts/seeds & combine.

Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes; cool on wire rack until cooled; these freeze well!

Combine Bananas, Pumpkin and Applesauce
Combine Bananas, Pumpkin and Applesauce
Add in molasses, extracts & spices
Add in molasses, extracts & spices
Add to flour mixture
Add to flour mixture
Combine
Combine
Add in nuts, seeds and dried fruit
Add in nuts, seeds and dried fruit
(I made two different batches with different seeds)
(I made two different batches with different seeds)
Combine (I use my hands to make sure it is all well combined)
Combine (I use my hands to make sure it is all well combined)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Travelers
Travelers

for another option, shred 2 carrots and add to moist mixture after it is all blended; fold in by hand.

these are flexible – it is an open canvas…you can change-up the nuts, seeds, dried fruit and any fresh fruit for what is listed above – the options are almost endless.  I change it up every time I make it.  Have fun & comment to let me know what you would put in yours (or what you did if you make this recipe)

*for vegan option, substitute any sweetener of your choice.

 

 

 

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