Makes: 18 (3") cookies
Prep Time: 15-minutes; Cook Time: 12-minutes
Total Time: 27-minutes
Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD
- 2 flax eggs* (2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 5 tablespoons water)
- 1 cup unsalted, natural creamy nut butter
- ¼ cup mashed ripe banana
- ½ cup brown or coconut sugar
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
*Can also use 2-large eggs
Choose 1/2 cups of mix-ins:
- Chocolate coated candies
- Crushed pretzels
- Walnut pieces
- Peanut butter chips
- Dark chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine ground flax seeds with water and gently stir. Let sit for at least 5 minutes until a gel is formed.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed banana, nut butter, brown/coconut sugar, honey/maple syrup, vanilla extract and flax egg. Stir until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients: rolled oats, oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until ingredients are well combined.
- Add choice of mix-ins. Gently fold until well incorporated. If dough gets too crumbly with mix-ins, add about 1 tablespoon additional honey/maple syrup to help stick together.
- Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to scoop balls of cookie dough onto baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between each cookie. Gently flatten cookies with the back of a spoon until about 1-inch thick (cookies will only slightly expand in oven).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly crispy and centers are still slightly soft. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a drying rack to finish cooling.
- Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2-3 days. After 3 days, cookies can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.
Corporate Fitness Works | Chef Shannon Nutrition, L.L.C.