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Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chunk Banana Nut Cookies

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Blogger Ruthie Knudsen shares her healthy recipe perfect for using up old, brown bananas!

Chocolate Chunk Banana Nut Cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup granulated sugar or sugar replacer
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed overripe banana (approx 2)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine dry ingredients.
  4. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg, vanilla, applesauce, and bananas; mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix until 80% combined.
  7. Hand stir in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  8. Using a large cookie scoop, drop onto prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 9-10 minutes until edges are lightly golden, remove and allow to rest 1 minute on pan.
  10. Remove cookies to cooling rack.
  11. Enjoy!

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  • Jason Chops

    Healthy? That’d be the problem with our dulusional society today. May the fat has spread between the ears and they can’t truly believe that recipe constitutes a healthy food. It’s a cookie. It has butter, sugar, and flour….all three fall into the crap food category, not health food. Stop trying to call a treat anything other than what it actually is. Eat one, not yen and you’ll probably be just fine.

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