Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

You all know I have a small celeb crush on Bethenny Frankel, last discussed here.  I have her book Naturally Thin and was actually quite impressed with her tips, wit, and recipes.  One of my favorite recipes is her Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!  Not only are they quite healthy {I mean this is a book about being thin}, they're actually super duper delicious...you won't be able to have just one.

Now, I said these were delicious, not pretty!  I'll admit, they are not the most beautiful cookies you've ever eaten {which makes for poor blogging!} but they are DEFINITELY worth it...even hubby loves them, and he's not much into sweets or things deemed overly "healthy"!

Recipe {also found {here}:
  •  1 1/2 cups oat flour  {yes, oat flour!  I have it in my pantry and it's just as delicious}
  •  3/4 cup rolled oats
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup raw sugar {like "Sugar in the Raw"}
  •  1/3 cup chocolate chips {I throw a little extra in for good measure and prefer dark chocolate}
  •  1 teaspoon canola oil
  •  1/2 cup soymilk {we used non-fat milk}
  •  1/2 cup banana puree {1 medium-size banana}
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat over to 375.  Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, until well combined {I suggest just using your hands...this is a dry dough, so it will help to mush everything together}.

Use a medium-size ice cream scoop or a large spoon to scoop better onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.  Bake for 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking, or bake until the edges of the cookies are light brown.

Just look at this behemoth of deliciousness!  The combination of bananas, chocolate, oatmeal, and quite frankly...the raw sugar, is pure perfection!  I only baked them 20 minutes ago and Hubs has already had four...no joke!  :)

Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

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  1. I'm obsessed with Bethenny too! I saw her a few months ago when she was here on tour and the show was HILARIOUS! I have this book and marked this recipe to make as well. I'm certainly going to try it!

  2. YUM! I'm actually not huge on bananans, but these look and sound amazing! The combo of banana, chocolate, and oatmeal is tempting! Oh-and I love Bethenny too! She is hilarious!

  3. I LOVE Bethenny!! Her show cracks me up and im dying to try some of that Skinnygirl.

  4. Yummmm, that last cookie photo looks sooo good. I can't resist a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and the banana just makes it even better!

  5. Omg. Oatmeal chocolate chip is definitely my favorite, but I never thought about putting banana! GENIUS! Will try this weekend while I watch Bethenny re-runs ; )

  6. These look incredible, I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have to try these. They look SOOO good!!!

  8. Love anything with oatmeal and bananas! I would definitely eat more than one and not feel one bit unhealthy:)

  9. I totally have a crush on Bethenny too. Those cookies are making my mouth water! Wish I had one right now! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Yummy. Bethenny is the best (: hehe
    I have the biggest sweet tooth now, and attribute it to blogs!!

  11. Probably my favorite cookie *ever* is oatmeal butterscotch...and this looks like it will be a close second! Just what I need...more excuses to snack (c:

  12. I bet these are delicious! I'm so trying these...and then I'll eat the whole batch while watching Bethenny Ever After. Love her.

  13. These sound fantastic. I've got a bunch of bananas that need using. This might be the one...

  14. Yummy!! I have awork event that is honoring "All Things Sweet" on Friday.... i will have to make these along with Barefoot Contessa's Red Velvet Cupcakes - my kitchen will be on a sugar high!

  15. omg i adore bethenny! these looks soo yummy!

  16. Yum!!! I love oatmeal cookies! Happy Easter!

  17. Ok, i know what i am doing this weekend! Bethenny is so lovable. U know I am a reality show junky!

  18. Every time you put up a yummy dessert I have to go raid the pantry to find something that is of course not up to par with your beautiful dessert recipes!!!

  19. Oh my word this looks absolutely delicious. I definitely will be trying this recipe out! Thanks so much for sharing!


    ps I am a new follower.

  20. I also have a small crush on Bethenny, but I think I love these cookies more! Thanks for sharing! Yummmm


  21. Oh my gosh, this recipe just stole my heart <3

  22. These sound so good! We once made apple-walnut oatmeal cookies. Tasted like apple pie...in cookie form. These banana ones look delicious!

  23. These look great! I'm a huge fan of banana + chocolate so, you better bet I'm trying them out this weekend.

  24. I was looking at a recipe similar to this last night... now I'm sold ;) Bookmarked to try this soon!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls


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