Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies are my absolute go-to now when I want something sweet without the guilt! As always, everything in moderation! Here is the back story on these cookies. I have tried A LOT (repeat, A LOT) of recipes for no-sugar added cookies or treats and they were all major flops at our house. I was determined to find something we could all enjoy, even my sugar-addicted husband. This is why you don’t see a lot of sweets on my blog! 🙂 BUT – I love a challenge!

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

We had some bananas that were headed to the trash if I didn’t find something to use them for, so I found a recipe that sounded promising and made a few tweaks. I also baked them longer than called for to make them a little crispy on top and BOOM! We have a winner! My 2 and 4 year old both LOVE these cookies and Basili has given his seal of approval as well!

ALSO?! If you are looking for a fun activity to do with your littles – this is one recipe my kids LOVE to help me with! I have them peel and mash up the bananas for me, dump the ingredients and mix! They are also the official spoon lickers and taste testers…so what I am saying is that I am the assistant and they enjoy doing the work! 🙂

 

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies will be good for a couple days, but freeze any additional cookies to eat later! 🙂 (I seem to have a cookie mouse at my house and they aren’t around long enough to need to freeze them…ahem…Basili…ahem) 🙂

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Check out the look on Zach’s face! hahah He loves these!

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies
Serves 15
These are my go-to when I need something sweet - but beware - these can be addicting, so only allow yourself one! 🙂 My whole family enjoys these - but shhhhh, don't tell them there is no added sugar!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup instant oats
  2. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
  6. 2 T coconut oil (or unsalted butter, melted)
  7. 1 medium mashed banana
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  10. 4 T Dark Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Whisk together oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, mashed banana, and vanilla. Stir in the syrup. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips
  3. Scoop out 15 rounded spoonfuls onto the parchment lined sheet, and flatten slightly.
  4. Bake at 325°F for 13-15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
Container Counts
  1. 1 cookie = 1 yellow treat swap
Adapted from Amy's Healthy Baking
Fit Mom Angela D - Team Beachbody Coach http://www.fitmomangelad.com/

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