healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies

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not only are these peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies delicious, they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast

healthy peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies

It’s been 7 weeks, and so far I am absolutely in LOVE with Weight Watchers. I was pretty skeptical at first, but now am a true believer.  I have tried so many things over the years to take the weight off, only to find myself a few pounds heavier than when I started.

healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies

Shakes, bars, meal replacements of any kind are not the answer; no matter how much money I spent. I need real food. So I was more than a little shocked when week after week, I ate real food. Food that I made. That I and my family loved. I didn’t have to prepare “special” meals for myself. And the weight came off. Maybe not a lot all at once, but 1 or 2 pounds each and every week.

Now after 7 weeks and 13 pounds, my Monday meetings are one of the highlights of my week. More than anything, I have learned how to make the foods I love more healthy.

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but every now and then I do get a craving for a cookie. Most of the time they aren’t worth the points, and we all know that one cookie is not an option; you always need at least two. I’m not willing to skip a meal to have a cookie, so finding a healthier option, more importantly a cookie that doesn’t break the points bank, was a must. The kids LOVE these chocolate cookies, but I am a peanut butter and oatmeal fan.

Peanut butter is a bit too high in points for me to use all the time, so I started buying PB2, and I love it. The cookies are simple, oats, banana, PB2, a bit of brown sugar, and a few chocolate chips. Using bananas that are VERY ripe allows you to use a very small amount of sugar and still have cookies that taste like cookies.

healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies

healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies


  • 2 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup pb2 or other powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  • blend together the banana, egg, pb2, and brown sugar
  • add the baking soda, salt, oats, and then  fold in the chocolate chips if using
  • cover and chill for at least 30 minutes
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • scoop dough (1-1 1/2 tsp per cookie) onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet
  • bake 10-15 minutes (10 for softer cookies, 12-15 for more firm)
  • cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully move to a rack

My bananas were overripe, so I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar. The cookies we very sweet, so I could have probably used  less. Even when adding chocolate chips each cookie is only 2 weight watchers points.

Make sure to let your batter chill for at least 30 minutes before baking. As or the baking time, I prefer a softer cookie. Baking the cookies for 10 minutes was perfect for me. If you want them a bit more firm, bake 12-15 minutes, but be careful to watch for burning.

Healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and these healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies are anything but.


healthier peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies