In the form of a COOKIE. Mmhmm. That is right, my cookie monsters. For the first time in my baking career… I have concocted a successful recipe that actually tasted good.. ON MY FIRST TRY!
I usually end up making change..after change.. after change. (Most often because there is not enough sweetness). But not this time.
And just for kicks – I decided to throw the ingredients into spark people to figure out the nutritional stats of my precious creation.
Drum roll please…
Ladies and gentlemen, Beyond Banana’s readers of all ages, I present you with:
Choco-Nana PB Cookies
(Makes 36 cookies)
- 1 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. peanut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 5 grams stevia (I use packets.. so 5 packets)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark )
- 3 bananas, mashed (extra ripe) (about 1 c.)
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (I used PB & Co.)
- 3/4 c. applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp smart balance light, melted
- Preheat Oven to 350*
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl
- Mix until well blended
- Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from sheet and let cool
Like I said, I entered all of my ingredients into sparkpeople.. and came up with so
So – like I said.. I did something I rarely do.. I went to spark people to figure out the nutritional information for these choconana delights. The reason I did this was a result of my utter shock for how great these tasted. Considering the lack of “normal” baked good ingredients.. I just had to know. Allow me to provide you with a little snap shot…
Mhmm.. that is right. 30 calories a cookie. LESS then one gram of fat. Very little sugar.. very few carbs. I don’t think it is too shabby for a nice sweet snack.And they do taste okay. It isn’t just my wack healthy taste buds. Because Justin has been chomping them left and right.
His response to when I showed him the nutrional stats…
“So, this means I can have 8 of these.. and it is still only 240 calories.”
He is a true mathematician.
If you make these cookies.. (or any of my recipes for that fact) .. please let me know what you think. Especially these. Because I am obsessed with them right now. I spent alllll Saturday night tootin’ my own horn!
Catching up from the weekend? (If you were doing something really fun.. please share… I am sure I will be jealous!)
Well, on Friday, I had trouble deciding what I should do to my hair… and then on Saturday, I made that decision and went to the hairdresser. Sunday… well it started off rather silly (read… REALLY ANNOYING!) and then went to a kick-ass boot camp class!
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