3-Ingredient Cookies – Allergy-Free!
These 3-ingredient cookies are made without any of the top 8 allergens but are still jam-packed with flavor! They make a delicious breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert option.
This week is National Food Allergy Awareness Week.
As a mommy-to-be, food allergies are an issue on my radar as I begin to think about how I’m going to feed my baby and introduce him to new food.
Unfortunately, childhood food allergies are on the rise. According to FARE, 15 million Americans face food allergies, including eight percent of children under the age of 18. That means one in every 13 children or roughly two students in each classroom are affected by food allergies.
Luckily, families with children suffering from allergies have so many options these days.
One of these is to swap nut butters for allergy-friendly options like sunflower seed butter. It’s equally creamy and delicious and packs and as much protein and more micronutrients, like magnesium, Vitamin E, zinc, and iron than traditional nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter.
This week I’ve partnered with SunButter®, the maker of premium allergy-friendly sunflower butters — free of the top eight food allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish) — to bring you guys a delicious recipe that can be enjoyed by kids, adults, and allergy-sufferers alike.
I love SunButter because it can be enjoyed as a standalone snack paired with fruits and veggies, spread onto a sandwich, or incorporated into a favorite recipe, like this one! You can find SunButter at major grocery chains, specialty food stores and schools throughout the U.S.
These 3-ingredient cookies are made simply using oats, SunButter Organic sunflower seed butter, and banana. From there, the sky is the limit. Based on you and your family’s individual needs or preferences, you can add as many or as few additional mix-ins as you like.
For this batch, I jazzed things up with some vegan chocolate chips and chopped dates. Other favorites of mine include walnuts, pistachios, goji berries, dried apricots, coconut shreds, and cacao nibs.
I mix it up each time to keep things interesting.
The best part is that these take a whopping 15 minutes to make. Three minutes to mix together and 12 minutes to bake — that’s it! No need to plan ahead when you want a sweet, healthy treat.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons SunButter sunflower seed butter
- dairy-free chocolate chips
- dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mash banana in a medium bowl.
- Stir in oats and sunflower butter and any optional mix-ins.
- Bake on a parchment paper lined or oiled baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cookies cool, and enjoy!
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Weigh in: Do you have any allergies in your family? What mix-ins would you add to these 3-ingredient cookies?
*This post is sponsored by SunButter but all opinions are my own. I thank you for your support of partnerships with Whitney E. RD-approved brands that make this website possible.