Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies are a gluten-free, naturally sweetened treat! Chewy oatmeal cookies with hints of banana & peanut butter are topped with creamy chocolate.
I love a good oatmeal cookie, but most traditional recipes contain a lot of butter, flour, and sugar – ingredients I try to save for special, once in awhile occasions.
In my quest to make a healthier, okay for eating everyday oatmeal cookie, I came up with these peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies. They contain no flour (gluten free), no oil or butter, and no refined sugars.
Ripe, mashed banana adds a bit of sweetness to these cookies instead of sugar. Now, bananas are not equal to regular sugar in terms of sweetness, so these cookies aren’t super sweet.
The real sweetness in these cookies comes from adding a healthy spoonful of melted semi-sweet chocolate on top.
If you’re trying to avoid all refined sugars, you can use whatever your go-to chocolate is, as long as it can melt! And if you’re avoiding all dairy, make sure you choose a dairy-free brand of chocolate chips, like these.
The first time I made these, I drizzled the chocolate on top and it just wasn’t enough chocolate for my liking. Hence, the chocolate coating this time around! It’s really what makes these cookies!
These cookies are chewy like a regular oatmeal cookie and you just can’t beat the flavor combo of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. I think these would be great if you added some shredded coconut, walnuts, or even raisins to the mix!
Happy healthy baking!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth - your preference
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mash banana. Add egg, vanilla, and peanut butter and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle salt, cinnamon, and baking powder over the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Add oats and mix until well combines.
- Drop cookie mixture by heaping tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets, using your fingers to help shape cookies if necessary.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are lightly golden brown.
- Let cookies cool on baking sheets, then top each with melted chocolate.
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