Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Monday, June 3, 2013

I love me a cookie, but let's face it - they are typically not the healthiest option out there. So I was super stoked (yes, stoked) to find this too-good-to-be-true recipe for 99.3 calorie cookies on the Skinny Fork

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1/3 C. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • Dash of Ground Cloves
  • Dash of Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 C. Quick or Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 C. Nuts (I used dry unsalted peanuts.)
  • 1/4 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 C. Reduced Fat Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix together the bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and spices. Add in the oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut; stir until well combined.

Spoon a rounded 2 tbsp. of the cookie mixture onto the lined baking sheet, leaving an inch or two between each and flatten slightly. I placed a few more chocolate chips on top of each cookie. Bake for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool slightly.

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  1. Healthy and cookie do not often go together but these look divine!


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  2. Oh my gosh, these have to be made in my kitchen. Look delicious :)


  3. Thanks! They have every thing I love. I returned to WW recently so am looking to cut calories. I am not sure cookies is the place to worry about calories.

  4. how many calories are in one cookie?

    1. Hi - it would depend on the specific ingredients you use and how large you made each cookie.

    2. However, I would estimate around 100.

  5. Has anyone tried using natural PB instead of regular?

    1. Hi there, I'm sure you could. The texture might be slightly different, but it's worth a try certainly.

  6. Can you please tell me how much would the mashed bananas amount to in cups? Since they vary in size, I would appreciate a little more details. Can I assume 2 large ripe bananas amounting to 1 cup mashed? Thank you.

    1. Hi DK, that's correct. Two average (or medium) sized bananas mashed amount to about one cup. Thanks!

    2. Thank you so much Lauren :) Will def. try this and update my feedback.

  7. sorry. these came out horrible! spongey and dry.

  8. The texture turned out to be more like a cake but thanks for posting. :/

  9. My son is allergic to nuts, can I omit? do I need to replace?

  10. These are delicious!!! My kids love them too! Mine came out to 87.5 calories per cookie but I used PB2 instead of reduced fat peanut butter. Thanks for sharing!


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