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These cookies are a great snack, on the go treat, or even a cheap and healthier after work out protein bar.  Jus think how great it would feel to give your kids or loved one a treat that was free from the chemicals found in all those cookies and protein bars that cost far more than then effort to make these yummy cookies.  I like to throw dried fruit such as cranberries, cherries and blueberries in mine.  As always, try these cookies once, then on the advice of those who eat them, try making a new batch making these cookies your own creation.

  • Serves: 8 (2 cookies per serving)
  • Cooking time: 30 to 45 min
  • Preheat oven: 350 F


2 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy
1/3 c nut butter (smooth or chunky)
2/3 c unsweetened applesauce
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c old fashioned oats
1/4 c chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mash the bananas then add the nut butter until completely combined
  2. Add applesauce, protein powered and extract, mix until completely combined throughly
  3. Add oatmeal, and any optional ingredients and ensure they are well mixed
  4. Let dough sit for 10 minutes
  5. Place 1 tablespoon worth of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, then flatten into circles
  6. Bake cookies for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let rest on cookie sheet for five minutes before moving them to a cooling rack
  8. When cookies are cool, store in an air tight container

Photo and recipe courtesy: DB Test Kitchen