Sunday, June 3, 2012

Skinny Monkey Cookies

Looks can be deceiving.  I know what you are thinking- they look just like sweet, chocolate-y no-bakes, AND you read "Skinny" in the title.  Too good to be true?  Yes, indeed.  These are very much not "no-bakes", and it's not just because you actually bake them.  I just feel like I need to throw that out there, just so you're not as disappointed as I was at my first bite; HOWEVER, these are a healthy, easy-to-make snack that is made with ingredients that almost everyone has on hand. (At least you do if you've got kids.)  They're cheap and I'll even add, pretty tasty... when not compared side-by-side with a no-bake cookie. :)  These would make momma proud!

Skinny Monkey Cookies (Jimmie @

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mash bananas in a large bowl, then stir in remaining ingredients. Let batter stand for approximately 20 minutes, then drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Freezing Directions:

Cool completely, then place cookies in a freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze.
Nutritional Information:
47 calories; 7.5 g carbs; 1.6 g fat; 1.5 g protein; 1.3 g fiber; 1 WW PointsPlus

Servings: 30

1 comment:

Emily said...

I made these and they are tasty! It is such an easy recipe and I love that it is healthy for a cookie. Also a great way to use up those old bananas!