Classic Comfort Food

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When it comes to sweets and chocolate, sometimes you just want a cookie. The smell of hot, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies on a Saturday afternoon is a treat that we probably indulge in less frequently than we’d like. With this banana-sweetened recipe, you can feel good about letting your family enjoy the luxury of homemade cookies a little more often.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies / / CC BY 2.0

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies have no added sugars, naturally. They also happen to be gluten free if you use gluten free oats. Bananas sweeten a whole-grain, protein-packed mash of grains and almond meal to make a delicious cookie. The dough is a bit looser than normal cookie dough, but the end product is just as tasty.

Servings: 36 (29 G )

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 14 Minutes


  • 3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the bananas, vanilla extract and oil. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the dough an inch apart onto a parchment- lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

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