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Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies (Bananakies)

So in trying to name these cookies, my boyfriend suggested Bananakies, a combination of banana and cookie. Not being able to come with anything else, I went with it and thus we have bananakies. These cookies are surprisingly healthy combining health whole grain oats, bananas, coconut, and almonds with a touch of sweetness from some dark chocolate. I based them off a number of recipes I have read for healthy cookies and oat based cookies, adding a few of my favorite ingredients.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies
Servings: 45 servings
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Nutritional Info: 45 calories, 2 g of fat, 6.3 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of fiber, 1.2 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a food processor, pulse the almonds to create almond meal which should be the consistency of sand.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, salt, baking powder, coconut, almonds, and cinnamon together so everything is well combined.

4. In another mixing bowl, combine your wet ingredients – mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and unsweetened apple sauce.

5. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients until well combined. The dough will be a little moist which is what you want.

6. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment (or cooking spray) and cook for 14-16 minutes. Enjoy!

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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13 Response to Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies (Bananakies)

  1. Amanda on April 4, 2011

    These are genius! I look forward to making them.

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    • admin on April 4, 2011

      Thanks! The trouble now is not eating too many – they are literally calling my name from the next room.

      Reply
  2. cheri on March 26, 2012

    These sound soo good! Actually, everything on here looks delish =) Thank you for posting such wonderful looking recipes..looking forward to trying some of these out!

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    • Kristen on March 26, 2012

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  3. Alice on August 22, 2012

    These look great. How many cookies do a batch make?

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    • Kristen on August 23, 2012

      It makes 45 cookies. Hope you enjoy them.

      Reply
  4. Adrienne on September 10, 2012

    These look fantastic – for my two-year-old and for me! Do you use sweetened shredded coconut, or should I be looking for unsweetened coconut?

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    • Kristen on September 10, 2012

      I used unsweetened coconut, but either would work perfectly :)

      Reply
  5. Theresa on October 26, 2012

    Hi! I have a nut allergy- what could I replace the almonds with?

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    • Kristen on October 29, 2012

      I would just leave them out all together and they should still come together well. You could also add some dried fruit instead.

      Reply
  6. Jan on January 24, 2013

    I bet these would be good with some bits of dried cranberries mixed in too.

    Reply
  7. Jenn on February 9, 2013

    These cookies are excellent! They are small enough for a low points value and at the same time just enough to eat a couple when I’m really craving something sweet! Love them!

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  8. Jessica HK on February 21, 2013

    These cookies are the best! I love that they’re lower in calories. The first time I made them, I had some leftover cream cheese frosting to use up, which was excellent. The second time I added cocoa powder to make a chocolate version. Amazing! They were so good, my husband and I hid them from our toddler so we could eat all of them ourselves. :)

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