Hi friends! I’m Kaila from Healthy Helper and I’m happy to be hanging out in Cayanne’s corner of the web today while she takes some time off. I am a HUGE fan of Healthyezsweet Life and am thrilled that Cayanne let me introduce myself to you all.
On my blog you’ll find a ton of fun workouts, lots of healthy (and tasty!) recipes, and daily tips on motivation and self-acceptance. I believe we are at our best when our mind and bodies are working in sync. There is nothing better than a healthy relationship with food and exercise. Easier said than done though, right? Life is a journey and we’re all on our own path to wellness! I certainly have had my struggles in my relationship with food and exercise. I am nowhere near perfect and I think I will always consider myself a work in progress. As long as I work everyday to be more balanced and have a positive mindset, I consider myself to be moving in the right direction. But enough about me! I am here to share one of my favorite gluten-free recipes with you all. I am not gluten-free (or vegan…or paleo…or ANY diet label!), but I enjoy making recipes that can be enjoyed by people who follow any type of lifestyle.
~ GF Four Ingredient Trail Mix Cookies ~
Easy, healthy cookies that have no added sugars, are gluten free, and make for a perfect snack or after dinner treat! These simple cookies combine all the sweet and salty goodness of trail mix into a soft baked delight. Kids and adults can agree these cookies are delicious and nutritious.
Ingredients (13 cookies)
- 2 ripe medium-sized bananas, mashed
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 Dark Chocolate Peanut Clif Trail Mix bar, chopped (or another of your favorite nu & chocolate filled granola bars)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper. Combine mashed bananas with oats and peanut butter. Fold in chopped trail mix bar. Place the mixture by the tablespoonful on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool completely on cooling rack.
I really like these cookies for adding to my post workout snacks because they have a great mix of complex carbs and protein! They’re also pretty low in calories so for someone who is on diet they could be a great option for a healthy dessert. Come to think of it, they could work for breakfast too! Cookies for breakfast? I’m in.
Looking for some more of my other gluten-free goodies? Check out these tasty recipes…
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