Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Can a cookie really be healthy and still taste good? Yes it can! My healthy peanut butter banana cookies win the prize.

 Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 

I’ve often looked at breakfast cookies as a solution to getting much-needed protein and fiber into my young teenage athletes.

You want them eating right but too many sweets is just not a great idea. Every once in a while is OK. That’s why these healthy peanut butter banana cookies make everyone happy. The boys are happy and mom’s happy.

Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack.

 Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 

The teenage years can be challenging because it seems in my household all my boys ever do is eat. They are very active and always hungry. I try to make sure there are plenty of healthy choices available in the pantry.

What I love about this cookie recipe is that it’s just like any other cookie – delicious. And my boys come back for more. There’s no guilt eating a stack of cookies.

 Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 

This recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish and uses ingredients you already have in your pantry.  They are so easy to make that you can give your teenager the task of baking them.

Throw in a banana, add a little crunchy natural peanut butter, sprinkle in some oats and whole wheat flour, and bake for 12 minutes. This recipe makes a dozen cookies and is easy to double or triple.

I find that using parchment paper keeps the cookies from sticking and makes clean up super easy. These cookies refrigerate and freeze well.

Will you give these cookies a try? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 


 

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Can a cookie really be healthy and still taste good? Yes it can! My healthy peanut butter banana cookies are loaded with ingredients that are good for you!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a mixer, blend together the banana and peanut butter until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
  • Drop the batter by rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using the back of the spoon flatten the batter slightly.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies begin to brown around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating. Refrigerate or freeze extras.

 Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | www.homeandplate.com | Chock-full of oats, potassium filled bananas and protein-rich crunchy peanut butter, these sweet cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. 


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14 thoughts on “Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies”

  • They look yummy, and sound quite healthy as well. I would probably substitute almond butter for the peanut because of an allergy, but I’m sure it would be delicious either way.

    • Thanks Elissa. Peanut or almond butter would be great in this cookie. Definitely make the substitution to fit your allergy requirements. Hope you like it.

  • I’m always down for any and every excuse to eat cookies for breakfast. And I love, love, love the banana and peanut butter flavor combination; however, I’m with Elissa. . .I’d probably sub in almond butter. . .because. . .well. . .I am an almond butter addict (and proud of it). Can’t wait to nosh on these beauties first thing in the morning. 😉

    • Lynn, almond butter would be a fantastic substitution. I will have to give that a try next time I whip up these cookies.

  • Oats, bananas and peanut butter are such a classic, yummy combination. I would need to substitute gluten-free oats and flour. These look delicious.

    • Amanda this recipe is easy to make substitutions to if you need it to be gluten-free. Let me know how it turns out.

  • Bananas, peanut butter and oats……the perfect combo. I can’t imagine anyone not liking these. Nicely done.

  • It says these should be kept in fridge or frozen after cooling. Guessing they would not be good for mailing in a care package?

    • They are soft cookies that will spoil quicker if not refrigerated. You could always mail them in a package with dry ice. Just an idea.

  • These are so good! I must admit, I was doubtful when I realized that these didn’t require oil , butter or eggs, but they turned out excellent. I doubled the recipe, used almond butter, used a little less sugar (and brown sugar instead) as well as oat milk, chocolate shreds and a dash of cinnamon. Only thing I’d suggest for people following this recipe is to not overmix, which is probably a given but I’m a newb. I blended the bananas, almond butter, oats and milk in a mixer, and combined the rest of the items in another bowl before pouring the smoothie concoction out of the mixer and into the rest of the ingredients. Still…SO. GOOD. Was planning to make these for a friend but just might have to keep these…

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