Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

I'm a chocolate girl so I prefer my cookies chocolate chip. I love love the combination of oatmeal and chocolate chip. This recipe was great because it used a ripe banana to cut back on sugar, and also this recipe cuts back on the butter (most recipes call for 2 sticks of butter and almost 2 cups of sugar). I had one of these cookies before a long run, and they were the perfect mix of sugars, oatmeal, nuts, caffeine from the chocolate and potassium from the bananas to fill my belly before the run. It also gave me the tiniest bit of guilt I needed to push my body a little harder that morning ;)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat with a blender, add 1 egg, and continue to beat well.

Mix 1- 1/4th c. flour, 2 cups old fashioned oats, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt into a separate bowl. Mix, and then add to wet ingredients slowly, beating with a mixer at medium speed.

Stir in 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 c. walnuts (optional)

Bake at 350 for 18 minutes.


Christine Bilek said...

yum...I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies...I'll have to give these a try since they seem to be "healthier"!

you are doing great with your food blogs are my favorite things to read!

Angela and Mike said...

mmmm those look good! I'm going to have to try those.

Brandi said...

looky good! gonna try .. love the banana addition ~ fyi: u may already use; but TJ's 100% white whole wheat flour is an awesome universal baking flour * gonna have to share a low cal. crazy delicious choc. choc. chip dump cake recipe * *