These Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are what started my “healthyish baking” obsession.
In high school, I was over-consuming Toll House cookie dough as an afternoon snack and found myself baking cookies once a week for social events or every time I had friends over. It was a little out of control. What sparked the “healthyish” idea was running out of sugar one day and not wanting to drive to the store. I googled what I could replace it with and bananas popped up! Why hadn’t I tried this before?!
I then added the oats and whole grain flour a couple batches later and loved the hearty texture. These cookies are much more satisfying and have some added nutritional benefits when compared to the pre-made cookie dough roll.
Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Nutrition Info:
Bananas: are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients including potassium and magnesium. Bananas are a great sugar alternative for baking or a way to reduce processed sugar.
Oats: are rich in carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. Oats are high in many vitamins and minerals including thiamin, manganese, iron, phosphorus and more.
Whole Wheat White Flour: great alternative to refined white flour because it has a much higher fiber content. Whole wheat white flour is still whole wheat flour, but it has a lighter color and lighter flavor that might be preferred in certain dishes and baking.
Collagen: your body needs high-quality protein that contains the amino acids needed to make new proteins. Collagen is a great source of those amino acids. Read more on the blog about collagen!
Looking for some other healthyish baked goods?
Check out my Carrot Banana Chia Muffins or Protein Espresso Balls next!