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.
Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies (Bananakies)
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- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 U ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 2/3 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, pulse the almonds to create almond meal which should be the consistency of sand.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, salt, baking powder, coconut, almonds, and cinnamon together so everything is well combined.
In another mixing bowl, combine your wet ingredients – mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and unsweetened apple sauce.
Mix together the dry and wet ingredients until well combined. The dough will be a little moist which is what you want.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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