Like the name of the cookie? Chris gets props for that one.
I gave myself a challenge last night to be brave and attempt a cookie recipe without using sugar. We had 2 fairly brown bananas sitting on the counter, along with a recently found bag of walnuts in the fridge that acted as my inspiration. I wanted to create something with a bit of substance that would work well along with my morning snack, or for someone like Chris who needs a good boost of healthy energy as he’s rushing out the door to begin his long commute. They key to making these more substantial – make ‘em big!!! I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to test these when they came out of the oven for fear that I would miss the brown sugary sweetness.. but I didn’t miss it one bit!
Oat N’ Nana Breakfast Cookie
What You Need:
- 1 C soft whole wheat flour
- 1 C rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop all-natural unflavoured protein powder (or protein of choice)
- 2 small bananas; mashed
- 1/2 C unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 C walnut pieces
- 1/3 C mini chocolate chips
What You Do:
- Stir together the dry ingredients (minus the walnuts and chocolate chips) in a large bowl – set aside
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas and then whisk in the apple sauce, egg and vanilla
- Pour the wet into the dry and stir until well mixed
- Now stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips
- Using a soup spoon, scoop out the dough onto a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes
- Makes 14 cookies that are about 2.5 inches in diameter
Want some nutrition stats??
- 109 Calories
- 18 g Carbs
- 3 g Fat
- 5 g Protein
- 3 g Fiber
- 4 g Sugar
Not too shabby for something that tastes so delicious!!!!