Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

If you know me, you know that I LOVE chocolate!  Chocolate and I go waaaay back.  All the way back to elementary school.  Chocolate chip cookies, yes, please.  Hot Chocolate, yea buddy!  Chocolate covered bananas, you betcha!  A small square of 80% cocoa dark chocolate…..oh please, oh please, oh please!!!  NO!  No chocolate for me….you see, I had this “brilliant” idea to give up chocolate for Lent!  Geesh, it seems like Fat Tuesday was months ago and like Easter will never be here!!  Over the last several weeks I have tried many different things to satisfy the chocolate cravings.  Peanut butter and I have been getting pretty close lately.  I have come up with a seriously tasty and pretty healthy peanut butter cookie that I know you and your kiddos will love!!

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

  • 1 cup Oat Flour (just blend a cup of oats in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter (you could actually use any kind of nut butter for this)
  • 1 Banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup Agave Nectar or Honey

Combine blended oats and wheat flour.  Combine the wet ingredients and stir together with the oats and flour until a thick dough forms.

Drop dough by the spoonfulls onto cookies sheets.

Introduce the dough to the back of a fork to get the classic peanut butter cookie look.

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

What?  That’s not good enough for you?  You want a little more over the top….okay….read on!

Using your hands form the dough into a ball…

Roll the sides in finely chopped peanuts…

Transfer to the cookie sheet and invite the fork over…

Bake for 10 minutes.

I promise you will be pleased with these cookies!  So will your kids, your partner, your friends, your enemies, anyone you are willing to share them with…..and no one will miss the sugar!!!!!

Enjoy!

Whitney

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15 comments


  1. Nice! I love the flavors, even without the chocolate! :) My husband says that chocolate is the one thing he could never ever give up…

  2. i love healthy cookies! this recipe is fabulous!

  3. These look great! I’ve been meaning to look for a banana cookie recipe, anyway; I have too many bananas in my freezer!

  4. These sound awesome! I’m going to try them!

  5. Judy

    Amazing! I had a lone ripe banana sitting around and saw this recipe. I just took them out of the oven and they are truely delicious! Thank you.

  6. revi

    these look yummy and healthy! i’m going to try them soon.

  7. A classic with a twist. Love the addition of bananas!

  8. Fantastic! Definitely saving these to be made very soon…can’t wait!

  9. These look so easy, healthy, and tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Nikki

    I made these for my family… they loooove them! My grandmother has requested a batch every week and my mother is making them now! Thanks for sharing… we love these cookies!

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  13. Maggie

    mmmmm! I wonder if I could sub out all or 1/2 the banana for coconut oil – thoughts???

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