Banana Chocolate Cookies

My 11-year old daughter loves to bake.  She would bake every day if I allowed her too. The baking I do not mind so much it’s eating too many sweets that I mind. I want my children to eat healthy so one of those ways in doing so and yet having a treat here and there is to make recipes with healthy ingredients. That could be either switching ingredients with healthy ones or just hiding healthy ingredients.

 

One of my daughter’s favorite recipes to make are banana chocolate chip cookies. They are packed with healthy ingredients and they are very filling. Plus there are no flours in them whatsoever so it makes them a lower-carb treat. With only six ingredients these cookies are quick and easy to make. My daughter does all of our baking on her own without help but these cookies would be fun to make with little kids as well. They can smash (bananas), pour, and mix making it a fun and educational time for them in the kitchen!

 

Ingredients

2 Ripe bananas

1 Cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats 

1 Tablespoon peanut butter

1/3 Cup chocolate chips

Dash of cinnamon

 

First, smash the 2 bananas in a mixing bowl. *Tip, whenever we use bananas in a recipe we use a potato masher to smash them, it makes it so much easier!

 

Then add the Quaker Oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and cinnamon into the mixing bowl. 

 

I use a Kitchen-Aid in most of our baking but if you do not have a mixer this can be mixed by hand as well (great time to strengthen those arm muscles!).  Mix all the ingredients together until everything is mixed together.

 

Then scoop out the cookie mix onto a baking pan. *Tip – to get the cookies the same size we use an ice cream scooper to scoop the cookies on the pan.  Make sure to line your baking pan with either parchment paper or a silicone mat so that the cookies do not stick to the pan.

 

Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Once baked allow them to cool and enjoy! 

You can even use natural peanut butter without sugar if you have peanut allergies try substituting with almond butter. If you are dairy-free there is a vast array of chocolate chips on the market that are dairy-free. Either way, these are super yummy!

 

What healthy snacks do you like to make for your kids? Share! I am always looking for new ideas! 

 

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Christmas in July


Comments

  1. The combo of bananas and chocolate is one of my all time favorites! Can’t wait to make these.

  2. These are cookies I have to try. We use a potato masher too, to mash up the bananas. It’s just so much easier. My mom taught me that. It’s great that your daughter enjoys baking.

  3. Catalina says:

    Love these cookies that they are healthy and easy to make. They are perfect for our family afternoon snack.

  4. These will quickly disappear at my house!! Great treat!

  5. Its looks perfect something I would love to try, thanks for sharing 🙂

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