The other day I volunteered to make dessert for my small group and while I wanted to make something healthy (yet still delicious) for my fellow small group members, I chickened out and decided to forgo experimenting on them with healthy baked goods. I made pumpkin-cheesecake muffins that look delicious and taste delicious, but aren’t exactly healthy. Well, I wish I had gone with my initial desire to make something healthier and made these, because I doubt anyone would be able to tell they aren’t just normal cookies made with flour.
They’re that yummy. Well, at least I think so. But try them for yourself and let me know. They’re really quick and easy.
I know, I know, stop talking and just post the recipe already…
-1 ripe banana, mushed
-1 cup natural peanut butter ( I used my homemade cinnamon-vanilla peanut butter. You could use any nut butter.)
-1 large egg
-1/2 cup oats
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-3 Tbsp pure maple syrup OR honey
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks/chips
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well combined – you don’t have to get fancy, I mixed everything up with the fork I used to mash the banana.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, spray/brush with oil/cooking spray of your choice. Then you know the drill, drop batter on pan to make desired number/size of cookies. I made them a little bigger than average cookies and I ended up with 12. If you make them small, you’d probably end up with about 16.
Stick ’em in the oven and bake for approximately 20 min or until just slightly golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow cookies to hang out on a cooling rack for a few min. You won’t be able to wait long, they’re excellent warm.
You’re welcome. Now, what are you waiting for? Go – make these. And then come back and tell me what you think!