Like. I can’t even. I am so excited about these cookies.
Let me give you a little bit of background on these cookies.
I’ve been trying to freestyle a bit more with my baking & cooking the last little while & experiment more. ALSO, My In-Laws are staying with us over the winter, and my father in law is a TOTAL cookie monster. I’ve made more cookies over the last two months than I have in a year.
So, I decided I wanted to make a cookie that was a little bit healthier than the short bread & other sugary treats I’ve been making. I headed up to my kitchen to explore & see what I could find.
I saw – ripe bananas, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter & some spices. My FIL’s fave cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip, so I decided to try something new.
This cookie is so healthy, you could eat it for breakfast. However, it’s so yummy, it takes like dessert. I just can’t say enough good things.
Take my word, just try it!
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Inspired by The Food Network
Prep Time: 5-8 mins
Baking Time: 14-16 mins
Makes: about 24 medium sized cookies
3 ripe bananas (the riper the better)1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup dark chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups quick oats
- Preheat the over to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash up the bananas with a potato masher or a fork. The riper, the better! They’re more sweet!
- Add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg and stir until combined.
- Add in the oats and mix until combined. Finally, stir in the dark chocolate chips. The darker the better. MMMMMMMmmmmm. The dough will be pretty sticky & that’s totally ok!
- Using two spoons, scoop out dough & plop on the baking sheets. These cookies don’t really spread, so press them down with your fingers to flatten them a bit.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. All depends on your oven, but they’re ready when the bottoms are golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire baking rack & enjoy!
These last for a few days at room temp, or up to a week in the fridge. Trust me, they won’t last that long!