October 1, 2013

C&C in the Kitchen

I love to bake. I love to eat. I love to eat baked goods. Unfortunately, eating baked goods in moderation is not my strong suit. Given this baking/eating addiction, nothing gets me more excited that finding healthy baking recipes.

Recently a friend and fellow barre3 instructor (thanks Jessica C.) introduced me to this amazing recipe for Healthy Cookies. Like I often do, I used the recipe as a base to create my own version of these tasty and healthy treats.

These are probably my most favorite healthy treat ever...they might even be my favorite cookies EVER!

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I will call these C&C Cookies. Here is my recipe.

3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm - so it isn't solid
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut (I use sweetened)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
2 Tbs chia seeds
2 Tbs flax seeds

- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Mash bananas and mix with vanilla coconut oil.
- Add oats, almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Mix until fully incorporated.
- Add chocolate chips, walnuts, chia and flax seeds and mix on low.

Bake on a non-stick cookie sheet or silpat liner for 13-14 minutes!

Here is what my cookies look like from start to finish!

Try this recipe! You won't be disappointed!


  1. Hi Regan and Katie! What would be a good alternative to bananas? I know we chatted about this on FB but I can't remember the answer or find the post! Thanks ladies!!

  2. applesauce can be used in place of the bananas!