An easy fix, guilt-free treat — Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Every week, cookies are baking in my home oven. My son loves, loves, loves cookies. It is, in fact, his one guilty pleasure. But as a college student-athlete, he’s looking for a healthier alternative.
While I’ve experimented with multiple recipes, this is the one we’ve landed on– for now! Kind of like… the flavor of the month!
What makes these Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies a bit healthier — is they contain no sugar. Sweetened and moistened with honey and banana, they have a cookie-like texture.
My son’s all-time favorite cookie is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with a traditional amount of sugar. But these are close. And to him, the calories per cookie and lack of sugar make them treat-worthy. For me — I love them! I can snack on one and not feel as guilty.
Experiment with other nut butters for different flavors. Almond butter is a particular favorite!
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
An easy fix, guilt-free treat — Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Moist with honey and mashed banana, rich with dark chocolate!
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- medium banana, mashed
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1–1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (my preference is dark chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Whisk together melted butter, vanilla, egg, honey, and softened or warmed peanut butter. Add mashed banana.
In a separate bowl combine oats, flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold into the peanut butter mixture and add chocolate chips.
Portion cookies onto prepared baking sheet with a cookie scoop. Bake until golden, about 9 minutes in my oven, depending on the size of each cookie.
- Serving Size: 1/24
- Calories: 104
- Sugar: 7
- Fat: 5
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 2