Almond Chocolate Haystacks

In my opinion there’s nothing better than enjoying a healthy, guilt-free dessert. I whipped up these healthy cookies yesterday afternoon so I would have a batch of healthy cookies going into the week.

What makes them healthy you ask?

  • Natural sweetness from the mashed banana, raisins and coconut palm sugar (coconut sugar is unique because it doesn’t spike your blood sugar – use it in place of regular refined or brown sugar!)
  • Source of protein & healthy fats from the hemp seeds and almond butter
  • Source of fibre from the oats
  • Source of antioxidants from the raw cocoa nibs
  • Cinnamon stabilizes your blood sugar
  • These cookies are a combo of protein, fibre and healthy fats, and are low in refined sugar; this healthy combination will leave you feeling satisfied instead of looking for your next sweetie fix


Almond Chocolate Haystacks

Makes 12-15


2 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup natural almond butter
1-cup oats
¼ cup organic raisins
¼ cup hemp seeds
¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp. raw cacao nibs
2 tbsp. coconut palm sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork, and stir in almond butter and oats. Add in the rest of the ingredients, and stir until combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and scoop out cookies.


Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm to the touch. Store in the fridge or freezer.




About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.


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