Help a girl out

Anyone want to take a guess what I have spent the last hour doing?  I have been searching for a recipe for cookies for Thanksgiving.  Cookies that Benjamin can eat, which means they cannot have any sugar.  At all.  I have checked out the research on agave, and I have concluded that it is basically high fructose corn syrup in a different and more expensive package.  I won’t use fake sugars like Splenda.  So, help a girl out here.  Do you have a recipe for chocolate chip (I’ll use dark chocolate for little sugar) cookies that are sweetened mostly with, say, bananas and pureed apples?  Maybe some honey thrown in?  Give me a recipe, please.  Because otherwise I will be spending the day searching for overripe bananas and baking tomorrow.

8 responses to “Help a girl out

  1. I don’t know. Applesauce and then maybe melt the choc chips and stir them in there, or swirl them?

    Maybe just use one of your muffin recipes but make them small and hard by baking them weirdly?

    There are some other sugar substitutes–my dad uses stevia, and there’s xylitol. I don’t know much about them, though.

  2. You can follow the Nestle Tollhouse recipe and substitue the apple/banana mash for butter. Probably need a bit of sugar but not so much.

  3. You can try barley malt or brown rice syrups. They’re liquid sweeteners made by fermenting the respective grains. They are not nearly as sweet as agave or honey, so the difference will probably be noted. But if you add in some mashed medjool dates it might get there.

    All of the recipes I have that might meet your sugar needs have nuts or coconut. You can look on for some recipe ideas. She’s macrobiotic- no refined sugar.

  4. Wait! Are they okay with oats? Then try this: oats, chopped dates, mashed bananas, a little oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Drop cookie style, and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. You could totally sub out some of the banana for well-drained pumpkin, and/or add in chocolate chips or raisins. I’ve made variations on this before and it’s come out well. Oat-Date Jumbles or something like that by Marilyn Diamond.

  5. Sorry, but I am of no help 😦 If you needed a rocking pureed butternut squash with maple syrup recipe, I’m your girl. If you needed to die for vanilla cupcakes, I’m your girl. Or if you need a playdate, I am your girl 🙂

  6. Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1 banana, mashed (you can omit if you want)
    3/4 cup brown rice syrup
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    3 cups flour
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 cups chocolate chips

    Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the banana, brown rice syrup, milk and vegetable oil and whisk until well combined.

    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to banana mixture, stirring well to combine.

    Fold in chocolate chips.

    Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

    Found on Looks pretty good. You could probably sub applesauce/honey for the oil and/or brown rice syrup.

  7. Here is a recipe that I use for healthy cookies. This is coming too late, I realize–just saw your post.

    It does include chocolate, but I use an unsweetened dark chocolate and love it.

  8. Have you tried black strap molasses?