August 1, 2020 — 22:21 PM
Haile Thomas is only 19 but has already graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified integrative nutrition health coach (at age 16) and launched a nonprofit, called HAPPY (healthy, active, positive, purposeful, youth). She was inspired to launch her health journey after her father developed type 2 diabetes and since then has begun working as a wellness and compassion activist and a vegan food and lifestyle content creator. Her first book, Living Lively, has 80 delicious, wholesome, super-powered plant-based recipes—including this one.
Knockout Nighttime Cookies
Makes 6 servings
- ½ cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
- ½ cup dried cherries
- ⅓ cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
- ¼ cup flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the banana, almond butter, coconut, walnuts, cherries, oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger until thoroughly combined. The batter will be moist.
- For each cookie, roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet, gently flattening the top with the palm of your hand. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.
- Cool on a wire rack and grab a cookie! The cookies keep in an airtight container for up to one week.
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