Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Even with a solid diet plan in place, eating healthy all comes down to the right set of healthy recipes.
Over the years, I’ve learned that the most difficult recipes to get right are the ones for snacking. After all, snacks often pose a challenge to your dieting goals. You can eat all the healthy meals you want, but it’s the hours in between that can totally ruin all that hard work.
So it’s important to have some healthy snack recipes on hand, especially when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. Today I’m offering up a delicious and healthy protein rich recipe for banana oatmeal cookies.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
This banana oatmeal cookies recipe is healthy for a number of reasons. First off, it uses whole wheat flour & oats, which is an easy way to turn any baked snack into a healthy one. Whole wheat flour better stabilizes your blood glucose levels and boosts your metabolism. This recipe also uses organic ingredients where they matter most, to ensure you’re packing the best nutritional punch.
The oats are high in protein and will help prevent cravings through the day, while the addition of walnuts is an easy way to get in some extra protein and healthy fats to boost your metabolism. Add in the potassium of the bananas, and these cookies are a great snack for any diet plan!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes
- 1 and ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup of Vanilla whey protein (Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion is the best tasting and ok to be in the oven)
- 1/2 cup of organic sugar (evaporated cane juice)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ¾ cups of softened organic butter
- 1 large organic egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
- 1 and ¾ cups of quick oats
- ½ cup of chopped walnuts
In a large mixing bowl, combine; flour, protein powder, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon until mixed well. In a separate mixing bowl, combine butter, egg, and vanilla extract until incorporated. Mix together wet and dry mixtures, then stir in mashed bananas, quick oats, and walnuts until just combined.
Grease a large baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Drop the batter onto the baking sheet by the spoonful (approximately a tablespoonful), leaving about an inch of space between drops. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and allow them to cool on a cold surface or on a wire rack.
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Finally remember that portions are key here with snacks. Stick to one cookie with a cup of your favorite tea (green tea to help boost metabolism) and you will be on track to keeping your calorie intake in check (each cookie will be about 100-140 calories depending on how big you make them).
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