Saturday, July 21, 2012

Protein-Packed Banana Cookies

I found the inspiration for this recipe on Pinterest (of course!) and made a few changes based on what we have in our cabinets. ((Since we're moving next week, we're trying not to buy lots of new food...so we don't have to pack it haha!)) Also, I decided to give my new toaster oven a shot at cooking a batch of these.

The original recipe was posted at... watching-what-I-eat.blogspot.com/2012/06/peanut-butter-banana-oat-breakfast.html. Her recipe included butter extract, vanilla extract, and applesauce. I omitted those three ingredients, and the cookies still came out great! My oven cooks pretty quickly so the cookies had crispy edges right at 23 minutes....but 25 minutes in the toaster oven made them perfect!

Here's my revised recipe (simply called Protein-Packed Banana Cookies since that's pretty much all that's in these...protein and bananas and oatmeal!)

PROTEIN-PACKED BANANA COOKIES

3 ripe bananas
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 c chopped walnuts
1/4 c dark chocolate chips (mini)

Mash bananas in a bowl. Add peanut butter and vanilla protein powder. Mix well. Crush walnuts in a ziplock bag if not pre-chopped. Add walnuts and mini dark chocolate chips. Mix and let set while oven preheats to 350*. Drop batter by the spoonful onto cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake (20-30 min in oven depend ding on your ovens normal cook time, or 25 minutes in a toaster oven). Let cool 5 minutes and enjoy!