Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

     As I mentioned in the previous post, A Dash of Randomness, I will be getting more healthy recipes up on my blog!
     So here I am with another summary and recipe from my healthy baking adventures, :)
     This one is a bit unusual (well... of course), but once you take the first bite, it quickly grows on you. It did with me anyway... I hope to make them again! A sweet, tasty, flourless cookie; and it even has chocolate in it! :D

     The whole of our ingredient list consists of: oatmeal, bananas, coconut milk, applesauce, dark chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon.
     (It'd probably be best to use bananas a little riper than the ones shown! :p)
     If you want a less oatmeal-y texture, I might suggest trying quick oats.
     Instead of chocolate chips, I used dark chocolate bars (85% cocoa), and just broke it into small chunks.
     You can bake them directly like this, or you can use a spoon to press them down a bit, since they don't flatten on their own. Either way, they taste the same! (I tried both ways, haha, *smiles*)
     So give these cookies a try! A delicious, healthy snack for when you're craving a bite of something sweet. I love them.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup 85% dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


Mix ingredients together until well blended. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet, and press down (they don’t flatten on their own). Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes.

     So there you have it. Fabulous sugar-free cookies. Again, a warning. If you consume sugar regularly, these aren't going to taste very sweet to you. But they're plenty sweet for those like me, who haven't had sugar in awhile. I would recommend you stop making you usual chocolate chip cookies (which you know aren't good for you), and let your taste buds grow to love these instead! ;D :)

     I found the original recipe written in on a random (unhealthy) cookie pin on pinterest. Not sure what was going on there. But anyway, the original recipe went as follows:

" Healthy cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup dark chocolate, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. preheat oven to 350 degrees. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR! "

     Thank you for your time and interest, :) To our health! :) :)


  1. mmm, these look good (especially the 85% dark chocolate part :) )! I might have to give them a try sometime.

    Did you change your profile picture? It's lovely!

    1. Oh yes! :) I hope you enjoy them if you do end up trying them out someday!

      Yes I did, thank you! :)

    2. I finally tried one of your recipes today! The bananas I used were pretty large, so I ended up adding probably a whole extra cup of oatmeal (it's hard to say, since I was adding a little at a time) to get a consistency that matched your photos. The cookies turned out pretty good, though! Definitely a different texture than traditional cookies, but they satisfy the chocolate/sugar craving. :)

    3. Ah, great! I'm glad they satisfied your cravings! :-) Yes, they do have a different texture, but grow on you!

      Well, I'm glad it worked out! Hopefully it was worth it for you! Hmmm... now you're making me crave them, :D

    4. Update: They're totally worth it. I ate about 1/2 dozen per day, at least. :)

    5. :-) That's great!! They are kind of addictive, hey? I found that I could easily snack on them all day too! :-)

  2. Oooh, my! I LOVE banana/chocolate chip/oatmeal combos!! I have an awesome muffin recipe with those ingredients. Definitely trying these cookies ... and sugar free!! Yay!

    1. I know, it's just delicious! Yum, muffins sound good too! :)

      Hope you enjoy them! I love finding sugar-free things that taste good!! :)

  3. Nutrition information?

    1. Um, I'm actually not sure about those details. I know bananas are high in natural sugars, but that's obviously a great alternative to processed sugar.

      I guess if you looked up each ingredient, you'd maybe be able to figure it out...? Sorry I don't have the info... like I mentioned above, I found this recipe just written in on a random pin on Pinterest...