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PB & Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip CookiesNote: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Equipment and supplies:
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 baking sheet
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the banana, oil, and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Add the banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring as you add.
  5. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Place rounded tablespoon-size scoops of dough onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Transfer the cookies to wire racks. Cool completely before serving.

Serves: About a dozen.

Reviewed by: Cheryl Patterson, RD, CDE