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peanut butter & banana oatmeal cookies

In baking, culinary experiments, desserts, snacks, sweet treats on 02.24.11 at 8:10 pm

do you remember the days when you brought a peanut butter & banana sandwich in your lunchkit to school? or maybe you still do… :) well, you can now enjoy this childhood fave in cookie form! these chunky cookies were a great snack and source of protein to bring along on a recent cross-country skiing daytrip to the mountains. yummers.

thanks to beckster’s laboratory for this awesome cookie recipe… i adapted it slightly by adding in a portion of whole-wheat flour, reducing the sugar (in lieu of pure vanilla & added honey), and omitting the honey glaze. the cookies turned out pretty good — though i noticed that the cookie was more on the healthy side vs. sweet side, given the reduced amount of sugar.

– preheat oven to 350F

mix dry ingredients:
in medium bowl, whisk together the following ingredients and set aside:
– 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
– 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

mix moist ingredients:
in a large mixing bowl, combine the following & mix until smooth:
– 4 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
– 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
– add 1/2 cup organic smooth peanut butter, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp pure vanilla, 1 large egg. combine until smooth.
– next, add 1 large ripe banana (mashed) & combine until smooth.
– slowly add in dry ingredients (flour mixture) until just combined.
– add 2 cups whole-wheat rolled oats & stir.

– prep 2 baking sheets: line w/ cooking parchment paper
– place heaping tablespoonfuls of cookie dough, 2 inches apart on baking sheet
– bake for 12-15min at 350F, until golden brown

food styling:
– works well as a lunchkit snack, or in the afternoon w/ a glass of skim milk
– or serve cookie warm w/ a scoop of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt


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