PB Banana Oat Cookies

Helllloooo from Florida!! My flight landed in Tampa at 11:10 am yesterday morning and my brother was waiting for me. We grabbed lunch to-go at a small yummy Greek restaurant and headed home. My afternoon consisted of a glorious nap and an even more glorious 5 mile run. I completed my run in 47:30 — getting faster all the time! I’m so glad I threw my hand strap water bottle in my suitcase — it was hot!

Before leaving for Florida I had two overripe bananas waiting to be used on my counter. So, I have a yummy recipe for you today while I go play in the pool and more! Pictures of my trip coming soon! Enjoy the cookies; I brought some on the plane with me, which was a very great decision.

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PB Banana Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas — mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups quick oats*
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal**
  • 1 tablespoons flax seed**
  • Add up to one cup of chocolate chips — optional

*Use pure vanilla (not imitation) and gluten free old fashion oats to make this recipe completely gluten free

**If you don’t have these items in your pantry use 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Use gluten free if that’s what you need.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine peanut butter, egg, bananas, brown sugar, vanilla and applesauce. Mix well.
  3. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, oats, flax meal and flax seed. Combine well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips if desired.
  5. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until golden. This will be a chewy cookie, so make sure you allow it to cool on the cookie sheet before removing it to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!

Makes 24-30 cookies depending on size. My batch made 27 cookies.

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Do you like banana in your cookies!? I think it’s a super fun option since I usually only have bananas in whole form and muffin form!

Have a sunny day!!

Comments

  1. 1

    3 of my favorite things…banana, peanut butter, and chocolate (yes I plan on adding the optional chocolate chips)

  2. 2

    yum!!! they look great!

  3. 3

    I adore using banana in cookies or baked goods as a fat replacer! Mmm

  4. 5

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had banana in cookies. Hmmm…

  5. 6

    I love using ripe bananas in cookies! I make what I call “Banana Nut Muffin Cookies” that are really soft and fluffy.

  6. 7

    I’m going to have to try my hand at these! Enjoy FLA!

  7. 8

    I love banana in everything! It’s such a great natural sweetener. If there’s no banana in my smoothie, it’s just not the same!

  8. 9

    These look fabulous. I’ve never had banana in cookies but I put it in muffins and banana bread…so it all makes sense ;)

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