Oatmeal Banana Chocolate chip cookies!

Temp1_Attachments_201314-001I love oatmeal raisin cookies and chocolate chip cookies! For this reason, I decided that I would put the two together. Because I don’t like to use a lot of butter when cooking, I replaced it with a banana and only used two tablespoons in this recipe. That is where the name “oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies” comes from. The name is a mouthful, but they are absolutely delicious. Along with using less butter, I also replaced the sugar with splenda, it’s your choice-but I like to make my treats a little bitΒ less unhealthy πŸ™‚ Splenda works great when I bake or need a sugar substitute. Often times, I see people use applesauce in place of sugar or butter. This recipe is super easy to follow, I hope you try it πŸ™‚

Makes about 30 cookies!
Recipe ingredients:

cookie dough all mixed up! (try not to eat it all) :)
cookie dough all mixed up! (try not to eat it all) πŸ™‚
  • -1 cup whole wheat flour
  • -2 cups rolled oats
  • -1/2 cup splenda
  • -1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • -1 banana–>mashed
  • -1 tsp baking soda
  • -1 tsp baking powder
  • -1 tsp vanilla
  • -1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • -1 egg
  • -2 tbsp butter room temperature
  • -3/4 cup chocolate chips

-optional: walnuts

1. PreheatΒ oven toΒ 350
Β Mix together theΒ flour, oats, baking soda, splenda, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ground cinnamon.Β 
Add in theΒ the egg, butter, vanilla, and mashed banana.
4. Mix all ingredients until smooth!
***if you desire to add chocolate chips, walnuts, or other goodies into the mix, do so now..
5.Β scoop out spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet. I like to use wax paper so it’s easier to clean off.
6. Bake for 10 minutes & keep an eye on the cookies to get them how you like prefer them. I like mine doughy so I take them out a bit earlier.

Wait for a few minutes for them to cool off & enjoy!Temp1_Attachments_201314

75 thoughts on “Oatmeal Banana Chocolate chip cookies!

  1. Those cookies sound yummy and healthy as well! I just made some cookies using Truvia natural sweetener instead of the white refined sugar. They tasted great. I must try using banana in cookies.

    1. hmm :/ What if you did half and half, or have you tried truvia? I know many people use that to substitute sugar. And if it all comes down to it, moderation is always key. So it won’t kill ya to have a couple with the real sugar. πŸ™‚ have an awesome day!

    1. Thank you and I hope it works out πŸ™‚ I absolutely love them. I wish I knew how to add a pin button on here :/ I’ll have to see if I can figure that out.. Have a great week!

  2. that actually looks pretty good:-) You would advise baking with splenda? Have never tried. Appreciate you stopping by foodforfun for croissant bread pudding (no splenda involved:-(). Thanks!

    1. they’re delicious. I know a few people don’t like it but I like to use sugar substitutes to reduce the calories in my sweets since I’m already indulging! Some people use stevia or truvia! Have a great day!

  3. With the sugar substitute, they are only 2 points per cookie on Weight Watchers! I have a major sweet tooth so this is music to my eyes! I’ll have to try them out today. Also, if you want to add a “pin it” button, just go to your settings on your dashboard, and click on “sharing,” go down to available services and pick pinterest. you can add facebook, twitter, etc too!

  4. These cookies sound absolutely delicious. If only I wasn’t Paleo. I wonder if an adaptation of these would translate well to a gluten/sugar free lifestyle. Might have to look into that.

  5. hi! these sound so delicious i’ll definitely be trying these! the only thing i’m concerned with is the use of splenda. splenda is a chemical called sucralose that is engineered from a molecule of sugar. Even though there are no calories in it I don’t think the chemical effects on your body are worth it. I wouldn’t use sugar, but a natural sweetener like agave nectar. Even though there are more calories in agave, it’s all natural and wont mess with your body! If you want to read more on splenda you can check out this report a few doctors did =]

    I love the healthiness of these though!

  6. Hey I love your blog!! this cookie looks amazing. I blogged about it and linked it right back to you. Hope that was ok πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to make. I’m a follower πŸ™‚

  7. There’s a plate with a variety of cookies: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, etc. I always went for the one with chocolate. When I discovered oatmeal chocolate chip at Potbelly’s, a regional sandwich store, I was in love. Yummy. I may make this.

  8. Yay, I just bought rolled oats. I will have to try this healthy cookie recipe. I am a dessert lover, but also a little bit of a health nut, so these are perfect. Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  9. I agree, stevia is the way to go! Pure stevia is just a plant. I use it in my tea and it tastes like sugar πŸ™‚ Great recipe!

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