Banana Oat Monster Cookies

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. 

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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

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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

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First, mix the bananas and oats together.  You don’t want the banana runny, so mix it until it’s combined. 

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Next, add in any extras. 

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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. 

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Enjoy! 

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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! 

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I’m linking up for this week’s what I ate Wednesday.

 

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4 thoughts on “Banana Oat Monster Cookies

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot Reply

    These look really yummy–i bet theyd be good with a tablespoon or two of pumpkin puree added!

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      Tara Reply

      Yum! Good idea! I will try that next time – especially since it’s pumpkin season now! 🙂

  2. Kristen Reply

    These sound soooooo good. I have to check these out!

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      Tara Reply

      They are delicious! And so easy!!

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