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PB & Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
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Prep time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

What you need:

  • 2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the banana, oil, and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Add the banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring as you add.
  5. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Place rounded tablespoon-size scoops of dough onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Transfer the cookies to wire racks. Cool completely before serving.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 120 calories
  • 3g protein
  • 9g fat
  • 1.5g sat. fat
  • 10g carbohydrate
  • 2g fiber
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 55mg sodium
  • 4g sugars

Serves: About 12

Serving size: 1 cookie

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD