January 23, 2024

Healthy Banana Oat Cookies

Healthy Banana Oat Cookies
Are you craving a sweet treat but trying to stick to your healthy resolutions? Look no further than these Healthy Banana Oat Cookies. These little bites of deliciousness are packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with flavor, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence. They are great for breakfast, pre-workout fuel or an afternoon snack.
Why You'll Love These Cookies:
• Super Simple: Made with just a handful of ingredients, these cookies are a breeze to whip up. No fancy equipment or hours of prep time needed!
• Naturally Sweetened: Ripe bananas provide most of the sweetness in these cookies, with a little added brown sugar.
• Packed with Nutrients: Oats are a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Plus, you'll get a dose of potassium and other essential minerals from the bananas.
• Customizable: Feel free to add your favorite mix-ins like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit, or even chocolate chips!
• Kid-Friendly: These cookies are a hit with kids and adults alike. They're a great way to sneak in some extra nutrition for your little ones.
Are you looking for more healthy cookie recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
Healthy Trail Mix Cookies
Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
5 Ingredient Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the softened butter, almond butter and brown sugar for a minute so it is well combined.
  • Add the mashed banana, vanilla and almond extracts and the egg and whisk again until smooth.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • Fold in the oats and optional chocolate chips.
  • Using a portion scoop, scoop the dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared sheet pans.
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until the edges are set and lightly golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Enjoy these cookies with a cup of tea or coffee.
Keyword 30 minute meal, dessert, healthy, kid-friendly

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