This is one of my fave recipes that I have thrown together lately. I came up with this specific variation the night before we were going on vacation with my family. My mom makes the most delic homemade chocolate chip cookies on the planet they seriously are to die for! There is no way that you can eat just one or two at a time it is seriously impossible unless you have amazing self control which I do not! They are a gateway to eating bad for me because I know I will eat four of them plus you have to dunk them in milk and then I feel like my whole day is shot! So anyway I wanted to come up with something that was pretty healthy and had some chocolate in them so that when everyone around me was indulging in delicious homemade treats I didn’t just immediately burst into tears out of pure jealousy! I have heard of banana and oat cookies and thought that they sounded pretty good and there aren’t that many ingredients in them. The great thing about these type of recipes is that you can alter them to your specific taste and dietary needs. You can remove or add whatever you want to the base of bananas and oats. For me these were an absolute lifesaver! My sister and my daughter really liked them too! Not only can you eat these for a sweet treat but I will sometimes eat a couple as part of my breakfast instead of making a bowl of oatmeal. Its great because they give you energy and they taste great too!
1 c Oats Blended into oat flour
1/4 c Whole Oats
2 Ripe Bananas
2 T Coconut Flour
1 T Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 oz Natural Apple Sauce
1 tsp Cinnamon or to taste
1 tsp of Honey or to taste
*Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 mins
1 Bite- 46 Calories
3 Bites 137 Calories- 2.3g Fat- 3.4g Protein- 3.6g Fiber (my serving size)
The first thing that I did was take my 1 cup of oats and throw them into a food processor so that the consistency was more like flour. You will deff want to do this, I have made them without doing this and the texture was more like a chewy granola bar. I then took my chocolate chips and blended them as well, this allows you to use less product but still taste them throughout the entire batter. The last time I made these I just put one or two on top and that worked well too. Then I put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and just used my hands to mix everything together. This nice thing about this mix is that everything is edible so you can taste the batter as you go a long and tailor it to your own taste.
After I had the consistency that I liked I used a smaller cookie scoop and a mini muffin pan and filled it up and put it in the oven for about 15- 20 mins just keep an eye on them so that they don’t overcook and turn into mini hockey pucks! Its also a good idea to use a non-stick spray on your pan I used coconut oil but whatever you have will work!
I hope that you enjoy these and don’t forget you can add blueberries, walnuts, almonds, peanut butter, or even coconut. The possibilities are endless!