Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MariaCBarton

Tasty little cookies with no added fat or sugar - these are so guilt-free, they can be eaten for breakfast. Adapted from theskinnyfork.com's Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

Top Review by Adam W.

Ok, I almost didn't make this recipe because of all the haters leaving poor reviews. I have to say that ya'll might be trippin or at the very least, overestimating your ability to craft a good batch of cookies. Cookies (which by definition these are) are both an art and a science. You gotta come at these bad boys with passion as well as precision. I will make these again. They're very healthy and I only tweaked it slightly this time by adding 1/4 cup of agave, because the haters scared me into thinking the cookies wouldn't taste sweet at all, but they were plenty sweet and actually could be less sweet. The haters are probably the people who go to Starbucks to get "coffee" and leave with 3 cups of sugary syrup and milk wherein which coffee cannot be tasted. I didn't add coconut but I will try that on another batch too, probably the one I leave out the agave on.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork and mix in peanut butter, apple sauce, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in oats and coconut.
  4. Drop by tablespoon onto a non stick cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray). I use a small cookie scooper.
  5. Flatten a bit to shape the cookie (they don't rise or spread at all when baking).
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
  7. Allow to cool, and enjoy!

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