Are you in withdrawal from cutting out all the processed snack food in Mini Resolution May Part Two? Me too, man. Studies have found sugar to be as addictive as hard core drugs. It’s no surprise that when quitting Frankenfood we can feel classic withdrawal symptoms.
I present my healthyish banana chocolate chip cookies recipe to ease some of our sweet tooth fiending. While these cookies aren’t exactly Chips Ahoy, they have enough chocolate to pass as a treat. The ingredients are cheap and the added potassium gives these goodies a unique health imprint.
The Fewer Ingredients, The Better
These banana chocolate chip cookies contain only five ingredients: bananas, oat flour, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla. No bliss point, preservatives, dyes, or artificial flavorings; with just a smidge of salt. The sweetness from the bananas and chocolate chips; no added white sugar!
These ingredients are cheap and likely already in your kitchen. Bananas are fun for little hands to mash up!
What’s Oat Flour?
It’s just quick oats (the kind in the canister) ground up in a blender. This recipe calls for two cups oat flour, which is about three cups of quick oats in the blender.
Healthyish Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate (or whatever) chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grind the quick oats to make oat flour
- Mash bananas
- Add oat flour, vanilla, and salt
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Use wet hands (cuz it’s sticky) to drop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake for ten minutes at 350 degrees, rotating tray halfway through baking time
I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do! You can tell by the boys’ chocolate covered faces that these are a big hit at our house. Share this article so you don’t forget the recipe.
Check out my last healthy recipe here.