It is Chinese New Year today and there is bound to be a lot of food and snacks eaten during this festival. There are a lot of Chinese New Year cookies and cakes served to guests and also eaten by those celebrating. Waistlines might grow and you might find your new year clothes getting a bit tight.
For those who would like to have more cookies but prefer a healthy version, this is a recipe for chocolate chip cookies with no sugar, no butter (replaced with alternative of nut butter), no flour and no eggs.
200 grams of gluten free rolled oats
2 mashed bananas (about 150 grams)
340 grams of nut butter of your choice (for example peanut or almond)
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup or honey
100 grams of pitted dates
50 – 100 grams of chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
2. Mix all the ingredients together except for the chocolate chips and blend them in a food processor.
3. Take the ingredients out of the food processor and put them into a bowl.
4. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and mix together with the other ingredients to become your dough.
5. Brush your baking tray with some oil.
6. Take 1 – 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball with your hands.
7. Place the ball onto the baking tray and press it into a cookie shape you desire. You can also use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into the shape you want. Leave some space between the cookies you place on the tray.
8. Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. You can use a toothpick or skewer stick to poke into the cookie to test if it is cooked. If it is cooked, no residue will stick to the stick.
This recipe will make about twenty standard sized cookies (vary depending of your cookie size). We hope you enjoy this healthier version of cookie and have fun making these for your gatherings or parties aside from just Chinese New Year.