Monday night I had a huge sweet tooth! I was craving cookies and I almost dove into the chocolate chip cookie dough that’s in the fridge. But, I have been doing pretty well with my sugar intake, so I decided to make something healthier. Plus, I had three extremely ripe bananas that needed to be used or trashed. So, I threw together some healthy banana oat cookies.
I used to make these all the time, and I love them because they are so versatile. You can add in anything! I love dried cranberries or dried cherries, but I didn’t have either. I prowled through my pantry and came up with mini chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans and I thought, “why not?” So, I threw them all in together and the end result was delicious! And healthier than chocolate chip cookie dough! #win
Gluten Free * Dairy Free * No Eggs * No Flour * No Added Sugar*
What you need:
- 3 extra ripe bananas (can use gluten free oats to make them gluten free.)
- 1 ½ cup oats
You can make extra healthy cookies by just mixing those together and adding in a pinch of cinnamon, but I really wanted some chocolate goodness, so I didn’t stop there.
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips ( I used mini because it’s what I had.)
- 3 tbsp dried unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp toasted chopped pecans
First, mix the bananas and oats together. You don’t want the banana runny, so mix it until it’s combined.
Next, add in any extras.
And it’s that easy! Scoop the “dough” onto a greased cookie sheet. I used a tablespoon so all of mine would come out the same size. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.
I calculated the calories using My Fitness Pal app and with all the add ins, it comes to 64 calories each! That is so much better than 150+ for a regular cookie. And, these babies have no added sugar, no eggs, no dairy, and no flour!
I’m linking up for this week’s what I ate Wednesday.