I find a lot of healthy cookie recipes require at least 3 ripe bananas, which is fine for the average person who may not be a very good banana planner.
I happen to be an amazing banana planner, and rarely have over-ripe bananas in my freezer.
I love this recipe for healthy oatmeal cookies (adapted from the lovely ladies at Living Kitchen) because it only requires 1 banana, and the cookies are easy and delicious.
These cookies are made with 100% whole grains, and instead of using refined white sugar and butter – it calls for their healthy counterparts: honey or maple syrup, coconut oil and 1 banana.
If you enjoy dessert after dinner, keep a batch of these guilt-free, delicious treats in your freezer.
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups oats
½ cup spelt flour (or other whole grain flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
⅛ tsp sea salt
1/2 cup honey (unpasteurized) or agave nectar
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 banana, mashed
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 F.
In a medium-size bowl, combine all dry ingredients together. In a small bowl, mash banana, and mix in the rest of the wet ingredients.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir to combine.
At this point batter should be placed in refrigerator to firm up for 10 minutes. Place on a baking sheet (makes about 16 medium-sized cookies) lined with parchment paper, and bake for 9-11 minutes. Cookies may appear undercooked. Leave on tray 5 minutes or until set.
Cookies freeze well. Enjoy!