June 17, 2014

Healthy Peanut Butter Coco-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cocoa Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Between school, blogging, working out, and housework I've been a busy bee lately. That means meal prepping is very important in keeping up with a healthy diet. These cookies have become one of my favorite go-to snacks, especially in between my classes. And today, I'm going to share my recipe with you.

Here's what you need:
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 Ripe Bananas
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tbs Unsweetened Coco Powder
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
2 tsp Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Salt

Makes: about 20 cookies
Calories per cookie: about 74

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
I like to line my cookies sheets with aluminum foil because it cuts down on clean up time.
Very lightly grease your cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.

Make the cookies:
Step 1: In a large microwave safe bowl, mash the bananas into a liquidy goop.

Step 2: Add the peanut butter and microwave for 45-60 seconds and stir until well mixed.

Step 3: Mix in the coco powder, cranberries, apple sauce vanilla, and salt next.

Step 4: Mix in the oatmeal about 1/2 cup at a time. The "dough" will be thick and drier than you think it should be. That's ok!! It's supposed to be. 

Step 5: Dish out heaping teaspoon sized portions onto your cookie sheet and shape them up so they actually look like cookies.

Step 6: Bake for 8 mins. 

Step 7: Let them cool before you eat them and burn your tongue like I did.

Please note that you will need to store these in the fridge if you don't plan on eating them all in the next day or two.

I like to portion out these puppies in baggies for an easy grab in the mornings before class and for busy study sessions.

What's your go-to healthy snack?


  1. yummy! thanks for sharing! these look great!

  2. aaaaand this looks amazing. I will be making these in the near future, THANK YOU! ;)


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