At just 82 calories a pop, these gluten-free cookies are a healthy indulgence packed with peanut butter, bananas, rolled oats, and chocolate minichips. Pack one or two in your lunchbox for a yummy midday pick me up.
2 tablespoons non-dairy buttery spread (such as Earth Balance)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
1/4 cup unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Weigh or lightly spoon flaxseed meal and flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flaxseed meal, flour, oats, and baking soda in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.
Place peanut butter, buttery spread, and sugars in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add banana, vanilla, and eggs, beating until blended. Add flour mixture, minichips, and sunflower seeds, beating until incorporated.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on pans before serving.
I was looking for a lower carb healthier version of PB cookies that were also low in refined sugars and came across this one. All the ingredients were ones that I regularly have on hand so I decided to give them a try. Delicious! Not overly sweet, light, soft, chewy, and totally satisfying. Great recipe!