healthy treats, recipes, snacks

baking up some sunshine

It has been crazy hot outside in Toronto and I must say I do not mind a bit! Yesterday morning I woke up early to enjoy the cooler hours playing my first full game of tennis ever. Can I just say right now I have a whole new respect for the folks who play this sport? My arms are beyond sore today. Thank goodness I spent the rest of the afternoon engaging in some other less strenuous activities such as:

  • lazing around in the shade
  • colouring
  • putting on lipstick
  • gettin my gossip on with friendz

This recipe was just perfect for the gettin’ lazy part of my day…while also helping me refuel from the gettin’ sweaty part! These little treats are a little bit scone, a little bit macaroon cookie & a whole lot of adorable.

Spread with a dab of nut butter, earth balance or preserves or enjoy as is with a tall glass of iced tea.

banana mango sunshine “scookies”

makes about 16-18 small scookies or 8-12 larger ones

Wet Mix

  • 1 large brown bananas
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white OR 2 tsp ground flax blended with 6 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (i used a soy variety)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave
  • pinch of turmeric (optional, for colour)
Dry Mix
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or sub for white, spelt or more whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut, plus a little for topping
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • pinch of salt salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
Directions:
  1. Blend together fruit, milk, egg, honey/agave, yogurt, turmeric & extracts in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add in MOST of your blended mix (reserve about 2 tbsp) and stir until smooth. You may find it a little too thick, in which case just add an extra tbsp or so of milk.
  3. Add any additional mix-ins you like (raisins, cranberries, dates or pumpkin seeds would be lovely).
  4. Scoop out cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet using a 1 tbsp measure. Top each cookie with a little of the remaining wet mix and a small pinch of additional coconut flakes.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 15-18 min or until browned on top.
Lets make Sunday afternoon Summer Tea-Time a thing. 
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  • Reply Feel-Good Healthy Food Bloggers - AHAA Living April 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    […] The Healthy Hipster digs her hipster lifestyle (she is from Toronto after all) but she also recognizes that many of the stereotypically unhealthy habits of the hipster lifestyle don’t work for her. Her lifestyle blog is packed with a mixed bag of recipes for the hipster who knows that “too much pabst makes you feel like crapst.” We’re stoked to try these Banana Mango Sunshine “Scookies.” […]

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