I’m not quite sure who I have become over the past few months, but I have been into baking and cooking every meal and snack we eat. And along with that, I have also become somewhat obsessed with not letting food go to waste.
So staring at the three lone ripe bananas, my mind started spinning!
I checked the staples in the pantry, pulled the bananas out of their basket, and headed to Pinterest!
Once there I found a really awesome recipe from Lux Hippie on Tumblr for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies!
The recipe is SUPER easy, and amazingly delicious! Seriously, this recipe should come with a warning because you won’t be able to stop eating them!!!
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients:
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2-1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (depending on how much peanut buttery goodness you want)
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (note: if you are using salted peanut butter, you may not need any salt, do a taste test with the batter)
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips, but you could even use raisins if that’s your thing)
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, mix bananas, vanilla, peanut butter and maple syrup into a creamy consistency (best to do with a hand or stand mixer).
In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are well combined, the batter should be slightly sticky. Fold in the chocolate chips. The batter will be somewhat runny, this is ok.
Place heaping tablespoon-sized balls of the batter, I used a medium sized cookie disher, onto a ‘greased’ baking sheet (can also place on parchment paper) and cook for 15 minutes.
Makes around 2 dozen cookies that I stored in a tupperware container for a week.
These were great cookies to grab in the morning on the way out of the door and for Zoe’s snack at school since they can have peanut items in their classroom.
I am absolutely obsessed with these Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies, and I hope you give them a try!!!
And thanks Lux Hippie for sharing this amazing recipe!!!