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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Cookies

Makes: 8  servings
Serving size: 1  cookie

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons  cashew butter (available at health food stores)
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 2 tablespoons  sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup  + 1 tbsp. granulated sugar (or Splenda)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup  all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon  flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup  bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup  dried bananas, diced (not banana chips)
  • 1/3 cup  toasted and chopped almonds

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F

2. Melt the cashew butter and regular butter together, and then add sunflower oil. Pour this mixture into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt and vanilla to the fats and whisk for 2 minutes. Add the egg and whisk for another minute. Set aside. Meanwhile, mix the flour and baking soda together. In a separate bowl mix the chocolate, bananas, and toasted almonds together. Give the fat and sugar mixture another whisk for one minute and then gently fold the flour mixture into it. Once it is incorporated, add the nuts, flaxseeds, chocolate and bananas. Divide into 8 portions and space 1 1/2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

3. Nutrition facts per 1 Cookie

4. Makes 8 cookies; serving size 1 cookie

From FitnessMagazine.com