Recipe: Skinny chunky monkey cookies

Recipes | Eating Right | August 9, 2019
chocolate banana skinny cookies
Jazzed up oatmeal cookie

A healthier (40 calories!) cookie without eggs or refined flour. You won't miss out on flavor though, because of the sweet chocolate chips and spicy cinnamon.

Serves 32

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup milk (almond/soy)
  • 1/4 cup raisins/chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips OR ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and stir until mixed well. Let the dough set for approximately 20 minutes to allow oatmeal to soften.

Place teaspoon size ball (a small melon baller would work great) of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 

40 calories, 1.2g fat, 7.3g carbohydrates, 1.7mg sodium, 1g protein

Recipe from Cecilia JacobsonRegistered Dietitian for the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.