I love blogs with beautiful photos of ridiculous things I might not ever make. But truth be told, sometimes I want to see recipes I’ll actually make.
So recently, while I was brainstorming ideas for Peanut Butter & Co.’s Peanut Butter/Oat extravaganza, I decided to share a recipe I make all the time.
I have an enormous sweet tooth. I want to eat cake every single day.
No really. Every. Single. Day.
But I also want to be healthy. So sometimes I make compromises and find ways to tone down my sweet tooth and still be satisfied.
Peanut Butter + Oats + Banana is the perfect way to do it. They’re not terribly sweet, but they do the job when I want a big fat cookie without all the extra fat and sugar.
Peanut Butter and Co. teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill to do what they are calling #Oatober. I love both oats and peanut butter, so I couldn’t help but participate.
I seriously made these cookies every other week in some variation or another. Today I’m sharing an oatmeal, raisin, date inspired cookie, but I’m thinking I’ll try a pumpkin version later this month.
Healthy and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter
2 cups of oats, blended in a food processor
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
5 dates, chopped
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. You’ll get a thick dough. Form dough into balls and flatten slightly to form a cookie shape.
Lay cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden on the bottoms. Allow to cool and serve!
That’s it. They’re super easy and perfect with a cup of tea. I really do make them all the time. Sometimes I omit the chocolate chips. Sometimes I do raisins. I also tried making this with Peanut Butter and Co’s new Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter and they were all sorts of awesome!
What’s your favorite Peanut Butter/Oat Combo?