Fig + Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I use the term “cookie” loosely, as these are really energy bars in bite-sized rounds. They are delicious, gooey, vegan, gluten-free, and not-to-sweet. Perfect for a breakfast on the go or afternoon pick-me-up!

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(ABOVE: Balls have been formed! Pre-baked photo)

(BELOW: Cookies are chewy gooey balls of satisfaction!!)

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(ABOVE: Makes great to-go treats!!)

Serving: 16-24 cookies, depending on size
Time: 35 minutes
Level: Easy

3 ripe bananas
2 cups oats
1/2 – 1 cup dried fruit, chopped (I used figs)
1/3 cup coconut or seed oil (I used hemp seed oil)
1/3 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Mix in the oats, dried fruit, oil, almond butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. Preheat oven to 350° F. Let the mixture rest for 15 minutes. Scoop preferred sized balls and place on a non-stick baking sheet. I like rounder balls for a chewier center. (NOTE: The mixture will not melt or change shape while baking.) Bake for 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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