Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies
These banana oat cookies are a healthier treat you could even enjoy for breakfast. Swap out the chocolate chips for raisins or dried fruit if desired!
Servings12 large cookies
- 2 large ripe bananas (or 3 small/medium)
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I use creamy)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
- 2/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (or raisins, dried fruit, etc.)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. fine grain salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients: Mash the bananas. Then add remaining wet ingredients. Stir well to thoroughly combine.
In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients. Stir.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough by the spoonful on the pan. (I use an ice cream scoop with thumb lever press which yields 12 cookies.)
With a spoon or your scoop, lightly press down on the dough to form a cookie shape. (These cookies do not spread out in the oven, so form them before baking.)
Bake for 22-25 minutes (more or less depending on your oven and size of cookies.) I take them out when the tops are lightly browned.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. (They will slightly firm up.)
Storage: After cooling completely, store in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 days, or about 5 days in the fridge.
Cookie size: This also could make about 24 smaller cookies. Simply reduce the cooking time to about 15-20 minutes.
Oil-free version: If your chocolate chips contain oil, simply omit and replace with raisins or oil-free dried fruit.
Seasonal: For a seasonal adaption, swap out the cinnamon for pumpkin spice.
Recipe adapted from 101 Cookbooks.
Calories: 195 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Potassium: 235 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 11 g | Vitamin A: 14 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 44 mg | Iron: 2 mg