Healthy Banana PB Oatmeal cookies

I always strive to find recipes that use natural ingredients and taste good. Sometimes it’s definitely more of a miss than a hit. In this case though, it is a hit! The original recipe from six sister’s stuff calls for 3 ingredients, yes only 3. It was good with just the three but I wanted to personalize it a little bit more. I love how I always want simple recipes then when I have one and I make it more difficult. So feel free to try the original recipe because it is definitely good and so simple. If you want to change it up then try mine! For those of you who think my cookie looks like a turd or dog vomit, just try it! You’ll love it! Don’t let my poor photography skills get in the way of your healthy sweet tooth :).

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Ingredients:

  1. 3 ripe bananas
  2. 1 cup oatmeal
  3. 1/3 cup peanut butter
  4. 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  5. 2 T cocoa powder
  6. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mash bananas and add all other ingredients.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

*Side note-They bake better on stoneware then a regular pan but either will work.

*Original recipe is 2 bananas, 1 cup oatmeal, and 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips. Same directions.

 

 

Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

oatmealLately I’ve been looking for new things to make with zucchini, ever since my bomb zucchini brownie find. There are soooo many things on pinterest that I come across that I try and I’m like what in the world was that person thinking when they pinned this?? I’ve made toasted chickpeas that were supposed to taste sweet and amazing…lie! I made this shake that was supposed to be similar to the frosty at wendys but of course healthified…lies. All lies! You just can’t trust pins anymore these days ;]! As for these cookies, I won’t lie to you. They will not be the best cookie you’ve ever had. They are though, healthy overall and if you have zucchini and applesauce then why not make cookies. Also, these are really good the first day then tend to be less moist as days pass.

Zucchini Applesauce Cookies
from:http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/zucchini-applesauce-oatmeal-cookies/

Ingredients:1 cup whole wheat Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1)
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.
4. Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
5. Place about 2 T worth of mixture onto pan and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

(Makes approximately 16 cookies)