Saw this recipe by Cary Neff of the Miraval Spa on the Oprah show. It is supposed to be a more healthy alternative to the 'purist' chocolate chip cookie. I made these but was skeptical that the purists around me would eat them. They did. Had to hide them to save them for a dinner gathering. These are moist and chewy and the banana taste didn't seem to be overpowering. I used all-purpose flour as I couldn't see going out to buy another type of flour (already have 3 different kinds at home) just to make these. We will have these again. I didn't get 8 dozen cookies but mine may have been larger than the recipe intends.
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce or 1/2 cup prune puree
- 1 cup raw sugar (Turbinado)
- 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 2Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
- 3In mixing bowl, combine butter and applesauce, beating with an electric mixer until creamy.
- 4Add sugar, bananas, eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth.
- 5Gradually add flour and baking soda.
- 6Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- 7Drop teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
- 8Bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- 9Cool on a wire rack.
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Nutritional Facts for Banana-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serving Size: 1 (1543 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 584.8
- Calories from Fat 187
- Total Fat 20.8 g
- Saturated Fat 11.7 g
- Cholesterol 83.3 mg
- Sodium 339.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 93.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
- Sugars 42.4 g
- Protein 10.3 g