Say that three times fast!
Well, I finally had some bananas on my counter that didn’t get eaten in the prime of their lives (which is not usually the case)…You know, the ones where you say, “Goodness, I guess it’s time to make some banana bread!”
So, I set about to make the new recipe, with some changes of my own. And even the hubster likes it! Though he does love fresh fruits and veggies, I wasn’t sure he’d love “healthified” cookies.
And these, surprisingly, are quite healthy.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup peanut butter
1-1/3 cup applesauce
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix together all ingredients besides the chocolate chips. Blend well. Add the chocolate chips. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls on a lined baking sheet. (I use a silicone mat, but I’m sure parchment paper would work as well.) Use the back of your spoon to flatten the cookies into discs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Here’s what they look like as they’re headed into the oven. Squishy!
Admittedly, I was nervous about the consistency of a cookie without flour or eggs. This is new to me! But there really isn’t anything strange about the texture of this cookie. It might be less crunchy, and more spongy, than you’d expect. But I actually found that to be enjoyable!
Let me know if you try this recipe and if you make any changes yourself. Bon appetit!