Banana oat cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 30 cookies     adjust servings

These super light, whole grain banana oat cookies are great any time of day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup oats (I used old fashioned oats)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate-sized medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the mashed bananas, applesauce, honey and vanilla and stir well to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredient to the dry and mix to combine. Don’t overmix.
  5. Add the mini chocolate chips, if using. (Or you can divide the batter and stir chocolate chips into half.)
  6. Place a spoonful of dough onto a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  7. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  8. Remove from tray and allow to cool (on the parchment paper or on some wax paper).
  9. Once cooled, store in the fridge. They also freeze great - just throw in a labeled freezer bag once they are cooled.
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