Well, I think/hope that this will be the last banana recipe for a little while. As I said before, the banana consumption in my apartment has a direct correlation with our workout frequency and things are finally back to normal at home. We are headed to Napa later this week so the motivation of a trip filled with food and wine (plus actually wanting to fit into my summer clothes) has helped. Even Matt got motivated by vacation and is back on the Insanity track. Funny how my husband going back to the gym makes me want to workout more.
So this recipe is another win for not-so-decadent but satisfying. If you look at the ingredient list (peanut butter, oatmeal, bananas) you will probably agree that these could make for a breakfast on-the-go, afternoon snack OR dessert. They look a little bit like cookies but are a little softer and chewier, almost like a cookie/muffin top hybrid. The chocolate in the peanut butter is enough to satisfy my cravings and the sweetness in the bananas means that you don’t need to add any sugar. I may or may not have snuck a few of these right out of the freezer for a treat.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (make sure to use a gluten-free brand if avoiding gluten)
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (~2 medium bananas)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
- In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined
- Use a mini cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to scoop batter onto prepared sheets about 1 inch apart
- Bake 7-10 minutes or until they are firm
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I feel like having semi healthy treats like this on hand would be a great way to help me stay on track…this way I could indulge but in a totally guilt free way! I think the boy and I are gonna do insanity together when we go away on vacation…
Ah be careful with all the jumping! Let me know how it goes.
What a great guilt-free dessert! :)
I bake similar cookies and even add dark chocolate chunks! And yes, these could totally pass for breakfast.
Mm, I’d love to try these with different flavors of peanut butter!
These look great!!! My family loves anything that has peanut butter in it so i can not wait to try this recipe!
Chocolate, bananas, PB, and nobake..sounds perfect!
Yummy! I love chocolate and banana, and with peanut butter, even better! Have fun in Napa, I’m so jealous. :)
You can’t go wrong with chocolate, banana and peanut butter! Lovely little bites – I’ll take three please ;-)
Oh these look so great! I love drop-style cookies/treats! Oatmeal, banana and peanut butter happen to be my favorite trifecta…..add chocolate in there and I’m swooning! Nice thinking!
I love breakfast on the go options like these! My husband just bought the Insanity DVDs…does yours like it?
He does like it. We are both trying it (I did it for a few weeks before and he did it for a couple of days before). It is pretty intense but you feel amazing after. My only complaint is all the jumping!
These look so good! A nice, healthy little snack. Yum!
sweet and healthy cant beat that. tom
I love eating things like this for breakfast :) They look fabulous!
I love cookies like this that can also be enjoyed in the morning with a cup of coffee!
These look amazing! I love that they’re gluten free and vegan.
I love these little bites! Looks delicious! :)