(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe

Healthy Cookie Recipe

These are great for a pre-run snack and a guilt-free treat. They have banana and oats, some pretty awesome running fuel.

Ingredients for the “dough” base:

3 overripe bananas (I freeze mine and pull them out when I am ready to use)

3.5 cups oats

1/2 cup any kind of milk

2-3 packets of Stevia

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

*Non-stick spray for the pan


Nuts and seeds, dried fruit, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, cinnamon, almond flavoring, peanut butter, jam for topping

*combination variations I have done: peanut butter with jam on top (put jam on after cooking), almond flavoring with cranberries or dried cherries, coconut flakes and chocolate chips, coconut flakes and dried mango, poppy seeds and lemon flavoring, cocoa and coconut, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg for the fall.

Thaw overripe bananas

For today’s healthy cookies I just used what was in the house. I didn’t have any dried fruit, so I went the chocolate chip route. Turns out I had butterscotch and white chocolate chips to throw in there too. Other versions would be healthier, but I figure dark chocolate isn’t the worst–antioxidants!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mash bananas in a bowl.

Add milk, vanilla, Stevia, and salt.

Then mix in the extras. I put in sunflower seeds, chia seeds, almond flavor, cinnamon, and the three kinds of chips this time.

Spray your pan with non-stick spray. I used coconut oil spray.

You can plop them on the pan and let them take their own shape or you can roll them into a ball. I have even made them into different shapes for holidays, like hearts for Valentines using cookie cutters.

Bake them for 9-10 minutes.

Let them cool.

Eat with little guilt.

Happy kids.

Published by TaraRunsTheWorld

Launched in 2018 for people who love running and traveling. If you have a passion to explore while kicking it in your running shoes, this is the blog for you. You will learn about amazing races around the world, a little culture that goes along with traveling, and some everyday running advice. I've been running and traveling for over 12 years, and I would like to think I learned a few things along the way. When I moved overseas to teach in international schools, I not only fell in love with living abroad, but I also fell in love with discovering the world on foot. Enjoy and subscribe!

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