• Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    February 10, 2009

    These Banana Oatmeal Chip cookies taste way too delicious to be good for you. Surprisingly, they are equally nutritious as they are delicious! Super star ingredients include: ground flaxseed meal, banana, soy milk, agave nectar, whole wheat flour, walnuts, and canola oil. Sounds like an all-star cast to me! Added bonus: these cookies are vegan! :mrgreen:

    Makes approximately 25 cookies

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup oats
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
    • 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
    • 1/4 cup soy milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp canola oil
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
    • Pinch of salt

    Check out the chunks of chocolate chips and walnuts! Holy yum!

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Use a tablespoon to portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
    • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!
    Make sure you give this recipe a try! You will not be disappointed!!
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    Tina March 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    This looks like a fantastic recipe! I will definitely try it!! I love that it’s vegan too, I try to be 100% vegan but I slip up now and then… :/

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    Marie June 1, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I made these cookies on Saturday and they are absolutely amazing. This recipe is definitely a keeper. I may cut back on the choc. chip amount to make them a teensie bit healthier.

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 13, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I tried these out today and LOVED them!! I also blogged about them.

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    Dawn June 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    These look amazing! Going to make them tonight…thanks! :)

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    S August 31, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I’ve tried a few other butter-free cookie recipes, including a couple from Mark Bittman, and I’ve always been disappointed. Tried these and they were great! I used honey instead of agave nectar and milk instead of soy milk. Will definitely make again. Thanks.

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    Lauren September 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Just made these tonight and they are GREAT! Did not add oil just added 1 tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce and they came out great! Thanks.

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    Lauren September 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Just made these tonight and they are GREAT! Did not add oil just added 1 tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce and they came out great! Thanks.

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    Danae October 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I made these last night, minus the chocolate chips and added raisins and walnuts. SO GOOD! thank you!

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    Miriam October 21, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Awesome cookies! I keep making them over and over, so easy and fast! Last night I added cranberry & almonds to the chocolate chips… So great that I ate that instead of dinner :S (once in a while… why not!)

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    Brenna November 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Do you think it would work to substitute honey for the agave nectar? I want to make these cookies tonight but don’t have any agave on hand. They look delish!

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    Brenna December 8, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I ended up making the cookies and substituting 1/4 c honey and 1 tbsp brown sugar for the agave- they were amazing! I loved the cookies so much I posted a link on my blog- thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    Niki December 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Yumm! Sounds good. Bananas and chocolate always go good together.

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    Tracey Dibbell January 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Is there nutritional information available for this recipe?

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    jude January 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Cookies sound good – but how many calories, fat content, carbs, etc. do they contain?

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    Dwon January 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    They do sound yummy but i would like to k now what the calories and fat content are also… :) please

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    Sandy January 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    This recipe is awesome. I cut back the agave syrup to half of what the recipe called for as the chocolate chips and banana gives enough sweetness. These cookies do not taste like they are good for you and only have about 75 calories per cookie!

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    Chop January 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    These are delicious, a total hit! I cut back the syrup and milk a bit.. thinking about adding carrots to the next batch P: Thanks for this recipe!

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    Laura M January 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    These are great and quick and easy to make! Can anyone tell me how many calories per cookie?

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    Danielle June 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I have been craving (healthy) oatmeal cookies for a while now and I JUST made these. So good! I wanted an oatmeal raisin cookie so I replaced the chocolate chips with 1/2 C raisins, increased the cinnamon to 1/2 tsp, replaced the banana with 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce (didn’t have a banana), and left out the walnuts. They baked up perfectly in about 11 minutes. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Rosemary July 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

    These are SO easy! I love that you can combine everything in one bowl. And of course, they’re delicious too! Even my picky husband liked them. I’m making them 2 more times this week for 2 friends who are also trying to eat healthier. You don’t feel so guilty eating this kind of cookie. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 28, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I can’t seem to find agave where I live – what can i substitute?

    Thanks,
    Erika

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    Tina July 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    @Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun: I think honey would work!

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    bobbi August 4, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Made these again! They get better and better :) I added a little PB last time and Hubby almost ate the WHOLE batch!

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    kayla.eats.healthy August 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    These look so good! I’ve been looking for a recipe like this! Awesome!

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    Heidi September 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I made these last night as I happened to have all of the ingredients. They’re awesome! They ended up in my teen’s lunches for school today and I plan to make more. Thanks!!

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    simi September 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Tina
    can I sub unsweetened apple sauce for Oil? and Almond milk for soy?

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    Teri [a foodie stays fit] September 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve got these in the oven right now! I’m not sure I can wait 12 minutes for them! ;)

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    Alex December 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I have made these so many times I’ve lost track……THEY’RE DELICIOUS!!!
    Question………..Do you think they would freeze well?

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    MJP March 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Ok, these were great! I tried a couple other oatmeal/agave recipes and this one is great! Thank you for sharing!

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    Misti April 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    If these are as good as they are easy I might make them every night… have them in the oven right now. I have been looking everywhere for a healthy cookie recipe that tastes good… have tried many and they have failed, these ones I think may pass the test!

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    Molly May 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You are absolutely right! These are FANTASTIC! I am so excited to have found this recipe :) My second batch in in the oven and my rule of tasting “just one” out of the oven has already been broken! I took others’ advice and substituted the applesauce for oil and they came out just perfect. Can’t wait to share this one and enjoy them OFTEN :) Thanks again!

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    Kelly Anne May 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I made these last night–YUM! I used agave instead of maple syrup and they were fantastic.

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    Jennifer Ercoli June 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I made these cookies a few days ago and they are delicious! I want to know how can I find out the nutritional information on the recipes? I have also made the pumpkin muffins which are excellent when warm with butter. How fatty are they? Help:)

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    Danica June 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I’m SO in love with your recipes, Tina!! Thank you for posting such “healthified” versions of my favorite treats!

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    Heather W @ runningtowardthefinishline June 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Just made these… Oh my! So yummy! :)

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    Leah September 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    These were honestly the BEST cookies I’ve ever had!! I am a huge banana fan, and I love the overall nutrition of these cookies!!! Thank you so much!

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    alex October 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    is there a substitute for the ground flax seed? would i add an egg instead? thanks!

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    Tina October 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

    @alex: You can just leave it out! :)

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    Tracy Gardner November 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Tina – I just found this recipe and made a double batch this week and my family and clients love them. My 16yr old especially loves them warmed up. I used my favorite chocolate chips by Enjoy Life. They are: gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree-nut free, soy free, egg free and casein-free baking. Here is the link to these amazing mini chips – in fact my hubby snacks on them for his chocolate fix. http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/our_foods/baking.php

    I shared this recipe with clients this week and just posted on a my blog: http://www.nutritionlifespa.com/banana-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies

    Thank you Tina!!!

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    Kathleen January 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Tina,

    I have made these cookies before and I LOVE them! Just wondering if it would be ok to use almond milk instead of soy? Thank you for your time!

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    Tina January 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Sure!

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    Megan January 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I just made this and they were delicious! I plan on making more tonight as I have bananas that need to be used up. I used almond milk and forgot the flaxseed ~ still good though!

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    Hillary of GRAS Pizza March 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Finally got to making these when I was flipping through your book. Have some bananas that need a purpose in life, (as well as agave) and this was great! Great little nuggets of sweetness and nutrition!

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    mariana marques May 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

    since i gave this recipe a chance, it’s my favorite cookie recipe!
    thanks for sharing!

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    JLoS June 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    just made these cookies. sooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Christie July 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Tina, this recipe is seriously one of the best things ever… I can’t believe how healthy it is (given it’s cookies, at least) for how delicious it is. I’ve made this several times and each time I share them with people, I’m asked for the recipe. You better believe I just point them straight to your blog :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Denise August 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    These cookies are fantastic! I have made them a few times this week with honey (no agave) and I used almond milk (no soy). These cookies passed taste test with my my daughters (4 and 21 mths), my parents and my husband. I would love to know nutritional information. We keep them in fridge and they taste great! Thanks for recipe!

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    Suzanne August 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Loved these, thank you for the recipe. I use LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond) mix and flax meal and also substituted coconut oil for the canola – yum! Made it a bit liquidier so add a bit more LSA and oats. Thanks again for sharing!

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    Ai Lin September 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

    These are the best cookies I have ever had. Fact. Super easy and fun to make as well. I used dark chocolate chunks for that gooey melted chocolate effect and pecans. I am not ashamed to admit I ate half of it straight out of the oven!

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    Vicki December 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Baking these cookies as we speak! The house smells great, can’t wait to eat them!!!

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    Joyce September 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    almond milk vs. soy milk do you think this will substitute well?

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    Steph February 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Delicious! Subbed unsweetened almond milk and coconut oil. Added pecans instead of walnuts. I got 32 cookies from this recipe. Decreased choc chips to 1/3 cup dark choc chips. Nutrition info per cookie came out to 44 cal, 1.7 g fat (15 cal from fat), 7 g carbs. Yummy!

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