oatmeal peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies

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I think that’s all for now, but as more new and improved things happen, I will surely let you know.  Now, for the cookies!  Oh boy, are they good!  After a particularly indulgent week last week with a fun blogger dinner, Valentine’s Day and a weekend full of eating out, I wanted to bake something healthy.  This cookie is just what I was dreaming of – full of oats, whole wheat flour, very little oil and sugar, and just a touch of chocolate!  Plus it is just bursting with the flavors of peanut butter and banana.  They are also very sturdy with the oats, but incredibly soft and moist too from the addition of the peanut butter and banana.  They are the perfect little treat when you’re wanting something sweet but don’t want to over-do it with the butter and sugar.

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oatmeal peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies

about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix bananas, peanut butter, canola oil and brown sugar together until smooth.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Slowly add oat mixture into banana mixture and stir until everything is combined.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips
  8. Place tablespoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet and bake 10 – 12 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden.
  9. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Melissa says

    They look & sound delicious. Just wondering though if the canola oil could be substituted with a healthier oil like olive or maybe even coconut?

  2. Liwen says

    Thank you for sharing your amazing recipe!! I found your recipe doing a search on my three favorite ingredients, oatmeal, PB, and Banana. These turned out incredibly soft and moist. Plus I know it’s packed with healthy ingredients. These may be gone before hubby comes back from home :)

  3. Crystal says

    I searched and searched for a good peanut butter banana cookie and yours was the winner. All your treats look so beautiful! Thanks!

  4. rosie says

    Great cookies I make them every weekend for the week makes a great breakfast for on the go. I added flax seeds and a handful of nuts.

  5. says

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep
    it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. Many thanks

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