Spiced Cranberry Banana Cookie Cake Bites (Gluten-free, Naturally sweetened, Vegan)

My munchkins new favorite ‘cookies’ are these Spiced Cranberry Banana Cookie Cake Bites!  Soft and chewy, they are naturally sweet, moist and so healthy.  I was quite surprised that my sugar princess enjoyed these so much.  But, then again I love them too!

As a matter of fact, I had to leave town for a week and a half.  She ran out of them while I was gone.  Every day while we were Skyping she would remind me that she ate all her cake bites and mommy needed to come home to make some.  It is nice to be needed : ) and even nicer to make homemade healthy treats for my little one!


Check out those Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies too:

Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are so delicious Mr Picky will never know. Moist and chewy packed with peanut butter flavor.

Spiced Cranberry Banana Cookie Cake Bites

makes approximately 72 (1 tablespoon) cake bites

four big, very ripe bananas

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

½ cup homemade almond butter (omit honey and vanilla) or store bought all natural

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2? Cups floor flax seed

1 teaspoon baking powder

? Teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup dried cranberries

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flax seed, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Whisk to combine.  Set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, mash bananas.  Add almond butter, vanilla and oil. Beat with mixer until well combined.

With your mixer on low, slowly add flax seed mixture to your banana mixture.  Beat until well combined and smooth.  Stir in cranberries.

Scoop dough using a 1 tablespoon scoop.  Roll dough into 1-1/2″ balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet 2″ apart.

Using a wet fork, press dough balls down gently.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until solid and browned. Let rest on sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove and let cool completely on baking rack.

Serve and enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – The Slow Roasted Italian.com

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