I know that sounds like too many things in one cookie. I resisted tossing in a few chocolate chips if it makes you feel any better. Though I can't say it wouldn't be tasty to have a few in the batter.
These are definitely a less bad cookie. Not exactly healthy. But if you are looking for healthy, I don't suggest seeking it out in a cookie. But these have less bad than say my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. So that's something, right?
Oh, and they are really tasty. Perfect for a date night watching an outdoor movie you don't particularly want to see but you agree to go anyway because you're nice but you make sure to bring a snack as a distraction. Or you know, whenever you want a cookie.
Of course I made these gluten free by using my favorite GF flour but you can just use whatever you like best.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
* 2 very ripe bananas
* 1/3 cup peanut butter
* 2 tbls milk of choice
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* dash of cinnamon
* 1 large egg
* 2 tbls butter, melted
* 3 cups quick cook oats
* 1/3 cup flour
* 1/2 cup raisins
* Pre-heat oven to 350.
* In a bowl, mash bananas with fork until smooth. Whisk in peanut butter, milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, egg and butter.
* Gently mix in flour and oats. Add raisins (and chocolate chips if adding those too) and mix.
* Scoop dough balls onto greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with rubber spatula.
* Bake for 12-14 minutes.