It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve just been really busy with school and didn’t feel inspired to pick up my computer and open up my WordPress. But here I am and it’s summer, finally! Summer started last week and since then I seriously haven’t done anything spectacularly, besides an awesome family barbecue. All my friends are on vacation and I’m just laying in my sofa watching tv. But I shouldn’t complain because next week I will be in Italy! I honestly can’t wait!
So yesterday I baked, it’s some kind of occupation therapy ;), healthy chocolate chip banana bread oatmeal cookies. Wawzies that’s on hella long name for just a cookie isn’t it? Since it’s summer, and I’m just like almost every other girl ;), I’m trying to watch what I eat. I’m not dieting at all I’m just trying to get a healthy lifestyle which is very hard, trust me. I wanted to bake but I didn’t want some overly sugared cookies or cupcakes. I had (and still have) some overripe bananas and decided to make a healthier option on chocolate chip cookies. I found this recipe on Amy’s healthy baking. You can go over to her site to find the original recipe + her beautiful pictures of the cookies.
In this post I will show you my adapted recipe.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies
makes about 15 cookies
- 1 cup (100g) oatmeal / instant oats
- ¾ cup (90g) All purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp (4g) baking powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon or christmas spices (add more to taste)
- ⅛ tsp (1g) salt
- 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil (or butter), melted
- ¼ cup (63g) mashed banana
- 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Regular chocolate chips (as much as you prefer)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F/ 163°C, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Wisk together the oatmeal, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl (I used a KitchenAid), whisk together the coconut oil, mashed banana, and vanilla. Stir in the honey and maple syrup. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated.
- Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Press (to your liking) the chocolate chips in your cookies. I added 3-4 chips to every cookie. Bake at 325°F/163°C for 13-15 minutes. Until the sides look brown-ish. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
If you make these delicious cookies, tag me in them or just private message me on any social media platform!
Hannah out. ❤