Skinny Banana Bread Cookies

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My biggest challenge is that I like something sweet after each meal.  Oh, and I might also tend to graze the kitchen throughout the day.  I am always going through there to do laundry or other tasks.  It is just so easy to grab a cookie or snack.  I knew I needed to come up with some healthier options that were still just as convenient.  In comes these amazing Skinny Banana Bread Cookies.

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These cookies are so delicious.  I have a confession to make.  I don’t handle moderation very well.  I am an all or none kind of girl.  At least with these cookies I know that I am eating something healthy rather than junk.  That makes me feel good even on the days when the scale doesn’t move and I know I ate  about 10 of these.  😉

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This recipe came together because, as you know, I have a sincere love of Oatmeal Raisin cookies, or bars or milkshakes…  The list could go on and on.  I wanted something that would fit my craving.  I started playing around and came up with these.  They are absolutely delicious.  It proved to me that healthy can be very tasty.  😉

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Do these not look just absolutely scrumptious??  I am fighting the urge to head into the kitchen right now and scarf down the whole container full.

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Don’t you love a recipe that feels sinful when you eat it but it’s actually healthy?  I do!

Skinny Banana Bread Cookies
 
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Serves: 18 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 very ripe large banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, banana, honey, egg and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture.
  5. Now stir in the oats and raisins.
  6. Drop Tablespoon size cookies onto a parchment lined or greased baking pan.
  7. Flatten slightly with your spatula.
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy.
  10. Store in an airtight container.
Notes
* You can make oat flour by putting old-fashioned oats in your food processor and process until it becomes a powder.
* You can also take out the raisins to cut more sugar.

 

About the Author


Shari is the wife of the most handsome husband. They have three amazing kids who are everything to her. She spends her days running kids to and from school, activities, etc. When she isn't in the car, she can usually be found in the kitchen cooking or baking up something delicious! Shari's photography has been published in many national publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Grace Ormonde, Knot Magazine, Premier Bride, and more.