big banana bozos

Categories
Cake/cookie
Healthy
Yield
3 dozen
MeasureIngredient
⅔ cup Whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons Soy flour
2 tablespoons Wheat germ
2 tablespoons Brewer's yeast
⅓ cup Dry milk powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Powdered ginger
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Lightly roasted cashews; chopped
½ cup Sunflower seeds; lightly roasted
¼ cup Vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons Honey
Egg
1 large Banana; mashed (about 1 cup)
½ cup Raisins or unsweetened carob chips, or some of each
  Peanuts or carob chips for garnish

These nutty crunchies are fortified with brewer's yeast for extra protein to rev up your motor, and blackstrap molasses for blood-enriching iron.

In a bowl, mix together the flours, wheat germ, yeast, milk powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.

In food processor, blender, or mixing bowl combine oil, molasses, honey, egg, and mashed banana, and mix until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and process until combined. Stir in the nuts, seeds, and carob chips or raisins.

Preheat oven to 325F.

Drop the batter by tablespoonfuls onto two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or greased with a few drops of liquid lecithin and oil. Top each cookie with several peanut halves or carob chips. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

( Tiff's note: I found that the batter for these was very thin) Approximately 80 calories each. from Smart Cookies by Jane Kinderlehrer "Smart Cookies that Go to School in Pocket or Lunchbox" posted by Tiffany Hall-Graham Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 04-22-95

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