It's been a hectic few weeks in the Pellettiere household, and it's been especially hard getting recipes together! Things cooled off a little for us the last few days, and when I noticed the over-ripe bananas on the counter it was time to create something... 🤔
I didn't want to make banana bread, or muffins, then finally decided on some delicious Chunky Monkey cookies! Using my trusty Flap Jacked Protein Pancake mix as a base along with some other delectable ingredients, these soft lightly sweet and nutty cookies really came out nice...it was a struggle to stop eating them! At less than 100 calories each with 4.6 grams of protein per serving, I'd say that it was a successful batch! 🍪🤗🍪
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup Flap Jacked Buttermilk pancake mix
1/2 cup Peanut butter powder (Honeyville)
1/4 cup coconut flour (Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup Orgain vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
1 medium ripe banana
1 whole brown egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp earth balance butter
3 tbsp agave nectar
Putting it all together:
First, preheat the oven to 325F
Next, measure out and combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
Next, mash the banana together with the Earth Balance spread and agave until there are no big chunks of banana. Then whisk in the vanilla extract and egg. It will look something like this 👇
Once the egg mixture is well blended, add in the dry ingredients all at once, folding together with a spatula until thoroughly mixed.
Now it's time to plop them on the baking sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper). Take rounded tablespoons and make a dozen cookies, placing in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes. Once they are lightly brown, remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Once cooled enough, try to eat just one! (It will be a challenge, I had two right out of the gate 😹). Enjoy this healthier cookie for a sweet rewarding treat!
Makes about 2 dozen cookies ❤️🍪❤️
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.