Friday, October 28, 2011

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? I'm there! When I read a recipe for chocolate chip banana cookies, I thought that they sounded like they would be great for quick breakfasts .....if only they were healthier. The following is the recipe for cookies that are nutritional and yet still have the original flavor:

1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter (room temp.) (reduced by 1/3 from original recipe)
1/4 cup Splenda Blend sugar (actually only 1/8 cup of real sugar)
1/4 cup Splenda Blend brown sugar (actually only 1/8 cup of real sugar)
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 over-ripe mashed banana
1 cup multi-grain rolled oats
1 cup bittersweet large chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts

Whisk together the first three dry ingredients and set aside. Cream sugars and butter. Beat in egg and add vanilla. Stir in mashed banana. Blend in dry ingredients, oats, walnuts and chocolate chips. Using two spoons, scoop out dough to form 16 - 18 cookies on two parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 14 to 15 minutes until cookies are a yummy brown. Cool cookies on a rack and enjoy!
The cookies did not flatten out like most chocolate chip cookies (because the recipe has less butter) but you can flatten them before baking and they will look more traditional (baking time will be less). This recipe is great for using up that one last banana that no one wants to eat. LOL! I hope that you will try this recipe and resolve to eat healthier. I heard a sobering statistic: It is predicted that 1 out of 2 people in Hawaii will be diabetic in the next generation. Take care of yourself and your family so you can live long, happy lives.


Shirley N said...

TFS Lynn for 3 reasons: (1)my DH is diabetic, (2)I always have one last banana too overripe to eat, lol, and (3)it looks yummy! Have a great weekend!

Creations by Shirl said...

Thanks Lynn~
Are you baking for all of us? (he,he).... Wow, this looks delish... I never have any banana's left over, usually that very last over ripe one goes for banana pancakes that DH craves for..but now you shared this yummo recipe I will have to give this one a try......
Have a super weekend......

Cheryl said...

Oooh yummy! This looks so good, I want to eat one now. Thanks for sharing it!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Yummy! I'm getting hungry. TFS the healthy recipe. Cookies for breakfast sounds good to me. :-)

Cami said...

Oh how yummy and healthy these cookies are! You should bake and sell your cookies! I would definitely love to have a banana choco chip cookie. Thanks for the reminder about eating healthy. My youngest son was diabetic and has it under control now, eating properly and getting his exercise. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Cami

Joy said...

Looks really yummy, wantot eat one even though I'm not supposed to eat bananas!

Tahnks for sharing the recipoe, maybe I can sub the bananas wit something else.

SuiLan said...

Oohh thanks for this healthy version. Yes Diabetes is a huge issue now days, such a scary thing. Thanks for your encouraging words to stay healthy!