So I know right now you’re probably thinking: “Didn’t I just see a recipe for nut free banana chocolate chip cookies on this blog?”
You’re not wrong – I did post a recipe for Sunbutter banana chocolate chip cookies just last month. But that’s just how I am. I often find myself being a bit repetitive in life.
Growing up, I used to really love this Mediterranean chicken and goat cheese panini at Jack Astors and without fail, I would order it everytime I went there. When I go on walks, I often take the exact same route. If I really love a song, I’ll play it twice in a row. Last winter when I first saw the movie Chef one night, I immediately woke up and watched it again the next morning. When I workout at GoodLife Fitness, I almost always do a 15 minute warm up on the bike followed by a 30 minute weight workout.
What can I say, I find comfort in repetition.
So when I saw this recipe for peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies on Two Peas and their Pod just a few days after I posted my own banana chocolate chip cookie recipe, I decided I wanted to make it anyway. I used soy nut butter to make it safe for my allergies and changed some of the ingredients and quantities based on what I had on hand. The result was soft, muffin-like cookies that taste like banana bread! JZ and I both had one warm out of the oven – and then I went back for a second one.
Something repetition is a good thing.
- 2 very ripe medium bananas
- ¼ cup creamy soy nut butter (or peanut butter)
- ½ tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1-1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- Heaping ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Mash your bananas in a large bowl until only a few chunks remain. Stir in the soy nut butter, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla nad stir until smooth.
- Then add the oats, flax, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips and mix to combine all the ingredients.
- Spoon the batter into 8 to 10 mounts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake on the centre rack for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are done. Remove and let cool before devouring!
Are you a repetitive person?
This post was written as a part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.