Healthy Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Coconut cookie

My new training regime requires me to concentrate on healthy eating- but that doesn’t mean I don’t still crave sweets. I was stoked when I found this healthy cookie recipe. Just 78 calories for 2, these cookies satisfy my sweet tooth without busting my diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour, fluffed to aerate before measuring
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick)
  • 1 cup coconut, preferably unsweetened

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a small dish in the microwave, 10 seconds at a time. Transfer to mixing bowl. Thoroughly mix in sugars, banana, eggs and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in banana mixture. Mix in oatmeal and coconut. Drop dough my tablespoons onto baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 13 minutes until set and golden. Cool 5 minutes and remove from tray to cooling rack.

 

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4 thoughts on “Healthy Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

  1. do you think it’ll turn out okay without the Coconut? or do you have suggestions of what to substitute it with? i have a weird relationship with coconut that i didn’t break myself Lol

    ps: found you via the lovely Jessica Nunemaker’s blog

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog. Yes, these will definitely work without the coconut. I LOVE coconut, so I doubled it from this recipe. If you make them without, let me know how they turn out.

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