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Eat Healthy Cookies and Banish Gray Hair?

It’s a mistake a lot of people make. They try to replace all the bad stuff in their diets with fake bad stuff.  It’s a better plan to focus on eating good, whole, healthy food. Your taste buds will come around and soon you will be enjoying fruits as a tasty dessert.

But what about the times you HAVE to make a “real”  dessert?  You are detailed to make cookies for the church fellowship, or are having folks over and need something to serve.  Here is a cookie recipe made as healthy as possible.  And it’s a good way of getting the sweetener that might help keep your hair from going gray — molasses.

I don’t know if molasses will really do that.  I suspect it is one of those folk legends.  But my grandfather ate copious amounts of blackstrap molasses every day in “wagon dope” (molasses and butter mixed together) on biscuits.  His hair was black until the day of his death in his late seventies. Not a scientifically proven fact that the molasses was responsible — but interesting!


Anyway, here is a recipe for molasses cookies that turned out pretty tasty, even though you probably won’t see a difference in the color of your roots tomorrow.


2 tablespoons ground flax

1 egg

1 banana

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup almond meal

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup blackstrap molasses

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flax and egg. Set aside.  Using a fork, mash the banana in a large bowl. Add flour and oats. Mix well. Add flax mixture and molasses, mixing until everything is combined.  Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.  Scoop out rounded spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Enjoy — in moderation!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown

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posted June 2, 2013 at 11:13 am

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posted July 28, 2012 at 3:45 am

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posted April 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

Linda: As I figure it, somewhere between 65 and 70, so they are not low calorie. They are lower glycemic, though, because of the oats adding fiber, the almond meal adding protein, and the molasses having a lower glycemic number than sugar. I like this recipe because it calls for NO white sugar, unlike most molasses cookies recipes. However, you can’t eat a dozen without some negative results!

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posted April 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

So how many calories per cookie?

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