Sunday, May 19, 2013

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Do you have a sweet tooth but are really trying to eat healthier? Let me introduce to you this recipe for peanut butter oatmeal cookies! :) These cookies have no oil, no flour, no added sugar and no eggs, have I convinced you yet that these cookies are the way to go?! I found this recipe through a friend who raved on how easier they were to make and how good they tasted, so I headed over to her Pinterest page to find the recipe!

The original recipe comes from The Skinny Fork.  Thank you for sharing your delicious cookie recipe with us!

These cookies TRULY are so easy to make and enjoyed by ALL! In fact, your friends might eat 3 before dinner! :)

Nutritional Facts per Cookie (entire recipe yields 18 cookies):
Calories: 88
Carbs: 13g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 3g
Sodium: 168
Sugar: 4g

Let's get to the good stuff! The recipe!


2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup reduced fat peanut butter
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1/4 cup nuts (dry unsalted peanuts)
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup reduced fat unsweetened shredded coconut optional (I didn't use in this batch, but definitely next time around)

1. Preheat Oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Mix together the bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and spices.  Add in the oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut; stir until well combined.
3. Spoon a rounded 2 tbsp. of the cookie mixture onto the lined baking sheet, leaving an inch or two between each and flatten slightly.
4. Bake for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool slightly!

Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Okay, maybe not for every meal but they do make you feel a little better than eating a typical sugar cookie for every meal!

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