The first thing I realized when we started a healthier diet was that I needed something sweet, stat. Yes, I know fruit is sweet, but when you’re used to eating a lot of sweets, a dessert can make the difference between sticking to your eating plan or completely bombing it. Luckily, these banana cookies were just what we needed to satisfy that aching sweet tooth.
How to Make Banana CookiesHave you ever made oatmeal banana cookies? They’re so simple! Like, crazy simple. Basically, for any version, you simply mash two large bananas (or three small ones), combine with 1 cup of oats, and toss in your add-ins. Add-ins can be anything you’d like… sometimes I enjoy just adding a tablespoon or two of almond butter and a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mixture. I also enjoy walnuts in my cookies… it reminds me of banana nut bread. But this version of banana cookies with peanut butter and chocolate chips is our absolute favorite. If you’re following a plant-based diet, you should look at the ingredients in your peanut butter and chocolate chips carefully. The peanut butter should be made from only peanuts with no added sugars or oils. The chocolate chips should be free of dairy. We use the Enjoy Life brand because that’s what our local grocery store carries. If you prefer a different brand, tell us about it in the comments! Since we’re new to this way of eating, we’re very open to recommendations and helpful tips.
Healthy Banana Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate ChipsPrint out our recipe for banana cookies so you can make a batch anytime you want to! Remember, you can alter the ingredients any way you like. Add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg; add raisins, nuts, or a different nut butter. Be creative!
We’d love it if you’d pin the image below to save this recipe for our peanut butter chocolate chip banana cookies for later. This helps us share our new blog, and it will help you remember the recipe when you’re looking for something sweet to eat! If you’d like more banana-based goodies, check out the recipes below! Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
Want a chocolate chip cookie without the guilt? Try these banana cookies! They're packed with peanut butter and chocolate chips, but they're actually nutritious!
- 2 large bananas mashed
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mash bananas. Add natural peanut butter and combine.
- Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Spoon mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (to prevent sticking).
- Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Cooking times vary according to your oven and how firm you like your banana cookies. Ours are perfect at 17 minutes. Cookies should still be chewy when done.