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I love cookies! Last week I had a craving for cookies but I didn’t want all the calories that go with it. I suddenly recalled the pancake recipe I made last May. I used that foundation to experiment with making this healthy, low calorie, gluten free, oatmeal and banana cookie.

2 ripe bananas
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 F

Mash bananas in a bowl.

Add oatmeal, flax seed, vanilla, and chocolate chips.

Mix well.

Scoop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 16 minutes (or until brown on bottom of cookies).

Cool on a rack.

Additional Information 

* These aren’t your granny’s crispy oatmeal cookies, they are very soft on the inside and have a strong banana flavour.

* I ran this recipe through the MyNetDiary fitness app. The nutritional breakdown (per cookie) is as follows:

72 calories per cookie
1.5 g saturated fat
0.4 g polyunsaturated fat
0.2 g monounsaturated fat
0 % cholesterol
0 % sodium
11 g  / 4% carbohydrates
1.8 g
5.9 g sugar
2 % Vitamin C
1 % Calcium
4 % Iron



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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

Jennifer Bly is the creator of Becoming a Deliberate Mom: A Reflective Parenting Workbook. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for parenting updates and inspiration.

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