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Healthy Banana Cookies


Recipe Description
These make a really good, healthy treat! They are a cross between cookies and granola bars. My kids love them as a treat, I'm not going to tell them that they are pretty healthy!​
Preparation Steps:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas.​
Level of Difficulty:
Easy​
Time Needed:
30 minutes​
Ingredients:
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1/3 cup applesauce​
Serves:
36 cookies​
Directions:
In medium bowl, stir together mashed bananas, oatmeal, applesauce and if desired, a spash of vanilla. Mix well, let sit for 15 minutes. Drop by spoonful onto greased cookies sheet. They will not spread like flour cookies, so I pushed them flat with a fork (much like you do with peanut butter cookies). Bake for 20 minutes.

You can also add dried fruit, for different tastes!

Health info per cookie:
23 calories
.175 grams of fat
5 carbs
.5 grams of protein

Pretty good for cookies! :)
 

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Interesting recipe! My kids love banana muffins, but this is a great twist on what to do with my leftover bananas!!!
 

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Yum! I will try these tomorrow. Thanks!
 

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Wow, I made these as an experiment, and they made a great afternoon snack that satisfied a sweet craving and still just enough nutrition to get me through the afternoon. I added raisins to mine. Thank you!
 

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They sound delicious!! I will have to get some applesauce (already used up the last of my HM), but I will definitely give these a try.
 

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These sound great! I've had a few bananas lounging around the freezer and didn't want to make banana bread again, these are going to be a welcome change. :)
 

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I just made these & they turned out yummy!! I used cinnamon spice oatmeal & cinnamon applesauce. :)
 

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These sound great! I will try them soon, some bananas are ripening as I type.

This will be nice change from banana bread and muffins.
 

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I just bought bananas that are riper than they looked, and I've been wondering what to do with them. I need to pick up some oatmeal, but I may do that on the way home from work and try them tomorrow.

Thanks!
 

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Sounds easy and good--thats how I like it !!
 

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Sounds good and probably doesn't have TOO many calories. I saved it as a Favorite. When I get some bananas I will make them. I have some dehydrated cranberries (craisins). I think I will add a few.
 

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I had a chance to make these over the weekend. I used up frozen banana's and added in choc chips and dried cranberries. The cookies turned out like mini banana bread softness/essence with chewy oatmeal. Delish!

DF didnt seem to like them warm - ie like the warm banana bread however I stored them in the fridge and now they're chewy & dense.

I made these teaspoon sized dollups so they were bite size. I am able to have 3 cookies though its the equivalent of one. Kinda guiltless :)
 
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