Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

We all know that feeling when we are on a diet but have the strongest sweet tooth in known history. You can practically smell those Oreos in the pantry twenty feet away like they are calling you to come eat them. If you are strong you quite your stomach pains with a handful of almonds, but if you are anything like me you think one oreo won’t kill me and end up eating an entire sleeve. Then feel guilty the rest of the day for wasting all those calories.

Well I’m here to tell you that it is possible to have your cake and eat it to! These bite sized oatmeal cookies are low fat and healthy, but best of all they taste like the ooey gooey ones grandma used to make you as a kid. They will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you with a guilty feeling afterwards. Healthy cookies sound like a oxymoron but the secret to these amazing low fat cookies are they have no oil, no eggs, no flour, and no added sugar.

On top of everything else they are also super easy to make!

Nutritional Values & Serving Size: Servings: 18 • Size: 1 Cookie • Calories: 99.3 • Fat: 5.1 g • Carb: 12.3 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 2.9 g • Sugar: 4.4 g • Sodium: 91.1 mg

Ingredients:

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 recommend walnuts or almonds)

1/4 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/4 C. Reduced Fat Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (Optional)

Directions: 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.

Oatmeal bite!

Now enjoy the guilt free chocolate goodness!

By: Amanda Bieber

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