I love cookies that taste delicious but have some nutritional benefit as well. These chewy banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are pretty healthy – as far as cookies go – and my entire family loves them! They make a great on-the-go treat for the kids. Here is our recipe:
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 bananas
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 cups rolled oats
- chocolate chips to taste – the Kirkland Signature ones recently beat out both Ghirardelli AND Guittard for me!
Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the 2 bananas (mashed up) and the egg and vanilla. Mix thoroughly, and then add dry ingredients, adding the oats and chocolate chips at the end. Bake on parchment paper (or a greased cookie sheet) at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. The recipe makes about three dozen cookies.
*Note: You can use any kind of oats, but some versions are more absorbent than others. When I make these cookies with steel cut oats, I add extra flour.
(thank you, Catherine!): use 1.5 cups Pamela’s baking & pancake mix in place of the flour, baking soda, and salt (the mix has baking powder and salt in it).
We have also made these gluten free by substituting Cup 4 Cup gluten free flour in place of the regular white flour (keep the baking soda and salt if you do this).
(thank you, Mothernova!): Use Earth Balance margarine in place of butter, 1 mashed banana to replace egg, and Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips!
Here are a few more favorite recipes from our house:
- Lemon cookies
- Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- Cinnamon apple peels
- Business trip cake
- Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies (less healthy than this version, but delicious!)
Do you have a favorite recipe that we should try?