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Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Breakfast | 2 comments

Sugarless Oat Drops

Sugarless Oat Drops

Does your kids have odd demands during different time of the day?More so when it comes to eating?

Mine does.Like cookies for breakfast or yogurt and sprinkle for lunch,donuts for dinner.Seriousely?really?What i am doing wrong here?Did you also notice something common?sugar.Yes the sweetopia.

So i have been in lookout for breakfast cookies for sometime.This morning i finally settled on this sugarless oat drops.I had to adapt the recipe big time,here is why?

I was DETERMINED to make it if i have most all ingredients,no matter what and this is how it went.

  • Last night i had two big bananas,this morning i noticed one.My darling husband had healthy snack of banana :-).So i added homemade applesauce to make up for that.
  • It calls for almond meal.Here is a thing,i don’t buy almond meal.Why?It is expensive and i don’t use it as much like “flour” but i do keep raw almonds to snack on or blanched almonds to bake with.So i ground it to make almond meal.It was 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 and i do not wanted to waste it,so i figured i am going to use it all and i did.
  • I also did not have coconut flakes.I am turned off by the presence of “sulfates” in it,so until i figure out the easy way to use freash coconut or find the one which doesn’t have “sulfates”,or get over it,i will refrain.
  • I used chopped dates ,dry cherries and mixed fruit in it.Cherries add tartness to it,if you don’t like it,use what you like.
  • I also reduced the amount of oil by 1/8 cup.I felt,applesauce and lack of coconut flakes,it needed to be readjusted.
Sugarless Oat Drops | handfulofjoy.com

Sugarless Oat Drops | handfulofjoy.com

Now the verdict:

  • It is NOT a cookie.Breakfast or any kind.It is “oat drop” and that’s the way i will keep it.Cookie has lots of personality traits attach to it and these oat drops defies them.It is soft,not chewy,not crunchy,not too sweet but sweet enough.You can smell the bananas and taste the cherries and dates.
  • It does taste like bit of health food because  it is.It has NO SUGAR.It contains heart healthy old fashioned oats and nuts such as almonds and walnuts.Mixture of fruits and fiber. So when you are eating it,think that you are doing yourself a favor.Did i scare you?Please say no.I am telling the truth.
  • Both of my kids did not care for it.I liked it ok and my husband liked it better then me.
Will i make it again?Yes,it is good for you and for me and for us quite simply :-).So we will adapt.
I adapted from this Oat Drop recipe .
Sugarless Oat Drops | handfulofjoy.com

Sugarless Oat Drops | handfulofjoy.com

Sugarless Oat Drops

Ingredients

  1. Recipe adapted from Blueberry Girl
  2. Dry Ingredients
  3. 1-/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 heaping teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  6. 1/2 cup almond meal
  7. 1/2 cup coarse walnuts
  8. 1/4 cup fruit medley small pieces
  9. 1 cup dried fruit (I used 1/2 chopped dried dates, and 1/2 dry cherries)
  10. Wet Ingredients
  11. 1 ripe bananas, mashed(1/2 cup)
  12. 1/2 cup homemade applesauce
  13. 1/8 cup canola oil
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almond meal, walnuts, dried fruit,salt, pumpkin spice and stir until well and evenly mixed.
  3. In another bowl, combine canola oil, mashed banana,applesauce and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour dry ingredients over wet and stir until well combined.
  5. Using Ice cream scoop,scoop out the oat mixture on baking sheet.
  6. Press it down with the the back of the spoon.It does not spread.
  7. Bake for about 17-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  8. Enjoy with coffee.
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2 Comments

  1. Thank you Nive! this is great! I think I’ll make these today! but I don’t have any applesauce – so I’m going to use pumpkin puree and add some stevia or maple syrup to sweeten.

  2. If you have banana,you don’t need applesauce.Check the link of original recipe.Let me tell you,it is plenty sweet,i think it is a soft texture which my kids were not fond of and cherries.

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