Cookie time! Semi-healthy cookie time! Today I have for you a lovely cookie with banana, peanut butter, oats, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, walnuts, and raisins!
It is kind of like banana bread in cookie form! I loved it, my parents loved it, and my brother loved it. Recipe = success. I chose to under bake them a bit so they would stay soft and chewy, and they were absolutely perfect. I adore them, and would totally make them again.
I also chose to add chia seeds and used agave in place of brown sugar.
Sorry for the lack of pictures in this post, it was a quick and super easy recipe! :)
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen depending on size
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup plus a little more if desired agave syrup
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 medium banana, mashed
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1 tbsp chia seeds (you can add more if desired)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 chocolate chips
1/3 coconut flakes
1/2 chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, mix the agave and the oil. Beat in egg until smooth, then mix in the peanut butter and mashed banana. Working by hand or with a mixer on low speed, blend dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. Stir in the oats, coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts, chia seeds, and raisins. Shape dough into tablespoons and place on baking sheet, flattening each slightly with your fingers (they will hold their shape). Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies just begin to turn golden around the edges (under bake a bit for a soft and chewy cookie). Cool on a wire rack.