If you're craving a chewy peanut buttery treat, this might just become your new favorite cookie. While a cookie is still a cookie, this recipe offer a slightly healthier goody. The chewy oatmeal cookie coupled with the creamy peanut butter and mashed banana mixture makes a perfect flavor combination. The only downside to whipping up a batch of these cookies is you may find it impossible to hold back from eating the entire batch. Plus, it's National Peanut Butter Month, so get baking and celebrate.
I love to bake. And while I usually believe that dessert recipes aren't something you mess with, the amount of baking I do can be pretty detrimental to my health. This week I tried tweaking a classic oatmeal cookie recipe into something healthier. This basically translated to figuring out how to make a cookie tasty and moist without using a stick (or two) of butter. It took a few tries, but in the end I came up with a recipe that even the mister — who is no health nut — loved. I swapped out most of the butter with Greek yogurt, and cut back on the all-purpose flour by using wheat germ and whole wheat flour. I added raisins and chocolate chips to the recipe, but I think you can be as creative as you want when it comes to the mix-ins. In the end, I had an indulgent tasting cookie that was low in fat and high in vitamin B1 and manganese.
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