These little bites of heaven are delicious! They are very easy to whip up and are perfect to make for this summer or anytime you have left-over ripe bananas. :) I adopted this recipe from skinnytaste.com.
Chewy Low Fat Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Serving Size: 2 cookies
Points Plus: 5 pts
1 cup all purpose whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp.
1/4 cup of Truvia (sugar substitute)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 mashed ripe banana
1 small ziploc bag
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of quick oats
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with PAM baking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In a large bowl with a mixer, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed.
Add the egg, followed by the mashed banana and vanilla extract. To make the mashed banana easy-put a ripe banana in a ziploc bag, mash it up, squeeze it down to the bottom of the bag, into a corner, and then cut of the corner of the bag (like a pastry bag) to squeeze into the mix. Mess free!
Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until combined. Stir in chopped walnuts.
Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto baking sheets. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Enjoy! Makes about 30 cookies.