Cooking Light's Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I buy extra bananas every week just so I can let some get nice and brown for baking. Making my Orange-y Banana Bread is usually where the bananas get used, but not this time. Last week I received the latest issue of Cooking Light and immediately marked the recipe for Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (you can find the recipe HERE) to make.
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I've seen many recipes on-line that use ripened, mashed bananas to replace some of the fat in various baked goods. I love that this recipe is lower in sugar and the banana flavor is there, but not over-powering. These cookies were moist and chewy and were in the oven within about 10 minutes.
While My Husband and Boys were out riding bikes they mentioned to the neighbors I was baking cookies. This gave me a great opportunity to take over a plate of them to share. I think they were well-liked because my neighbor ate several while we were outside chatting! My Oldest kept wanting to grab another for a "sample" and I had a hard time resisting the urge to go back for more.
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The recipe says to bake for 18 minutes, but I found they were perfect after about 14 minutes. I also used the Hershey's Mini Kisses instead of chocolate chips. I think next time I would use mini-chocolate chips instead because it would be easier to distribute them throughout all of the cookies. I like to have a bit of chocolate in each and every bite. For a lightened cookie, these really satisfy and are only 115 calories for each one!

Now if you are looking for some other delicious cookie recipes, head on over to these fantastic blogs:
Jenny at Picky Palate is always coming up with amazing sweet treats and her Double Chipped Cookies Stuffed with 100 Grand are no exception!

Over at Dragon's Kitchen you'll find the perfect flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies... these may have to make an appearance here sometime soon!

Deborah at Taste and Tell made the No Bake Oatmeal Cookies 3 times in one week they were so easy and delicious! A perfect cookie to let the kids make since there is no baking required.
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Deborah said…
I always have bananas in the freezer, and I'm thinking I need to take some out to make these!!
Mary said…
MMM very delicious these cookies!
Shelby said…
I was just looking at this recipe over the weekend! Yup. My issue finally arrived!
Maria said…
I have to try these, they look fantastic!
Debbie said…
I'm on my way to the store this morning, and I have to get chocolate chips & try this. I have just one banana and was trying to think of a new way to use it - perfect timing!
I am bookmarking this to make very soon. Perhaps today :)

My little ones would LOVE this! I like that they have banana in them to up the nutritional factor!
Katrina said…
I always have overripe bananas and/or some in the freezer just for purposes like this! Yummy looking cookies!
Justin said…
oh man, I was just thinking about using up some bananas and this recipe is sounding really good
These sound so good-I'll have to try these as we love anything banana and chocolate!
giz said…
Love the rise you got on those cookies - they almost look like little cakes instead of cookies and a lower fat version - perfect!!!

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