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Friday, September 3, 2010

{recipe of the week} Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

To label these "cookies" might be a bit of a stretch... They are definitely not your traditional cookie.  No sugar, no eggs, no flour.  Just a whole lotta healthy yum! (Just ask Hubs -- he polished off almost a half of batch as I'm typing this, lol.)

These are sweet enough to be a light dessert and healthy enough to be a quick snack or even an on-the-go breakfast treat!

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped dates or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar (I usually leave this out, so only add if you prefer a "sweet" taste)  NOTE:  If adding this, increase the oats by about 1/3 cup as well.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, nuts, applesauce, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. NOTE:  The batter shouldn't be too sticky - more like a reg. oatmeal cookie batter.  Add a little more oats to make less sticky.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.  Makes approx. 3 dozen.
It could not be any easier.  And, now you don't have to feel bad for eating 15 cookies. ;)


  1. These look really good and easy to make. I love that there isn't any flour, sugar or eggs in them. All things my son can't have. I never would have thought you could make a cookies without those ingredients. I can't wait to try them! :}

  2. Why am I not surprised "Hubs" polished them off? Haha =)

  3. LOL, Dan. I know, he's so easily impressed.

  4. These cookies sound so yummy! I bet they aren't very many points on weight watchers either!