Oatmeal Banana Cookies

My life requires sweet things, usually in the form of chocolate. Unfortunately (or not at all), my body hates overly processed, chemical laden garbage, which is what many sweets are made of. That being said, I have learned to compromise when I need my sweet fix… and you know what? It really doesn’t feel like a compromise at all.

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Not only are these cookies filled with real ingredients, there are very few ingredients required. You start with ripened bananas and oatmeal (and can totally stop there if that’s your thing).ImageThen, if you’re feeling fancy, add in another flavor or two – I went with 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips and roasted pecans.

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The result? A delightfully chewy, naturally sweet, healthy cookie… that I may just use as a pre-gym snack.
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Oatmeal Banana Cookies (makes 8):

3 ripe bananas
1.5 cups oatmeal (I use Silver Palate ‘Thick & Rough’)
32 Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips, chopped
1/4 cups dry roasted and salted pecans, chopped
Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Mash bananas and add in oatmeal, chocolate, and pecans. On a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, portion mix into 8 equal cookies. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.

Nutritional Info (per cookie):
169.2 calories, 5.6g fat, 28.4g carbs, 9.3g sugar, 4.5g fiber, 4.6% daily iron

 

 

 

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