Hi again Inspiration Made Simple readers… It’s Shauna from The Best Blog Recipes back with a Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies recipe to share with you for the month of October!
I’m 20 weeks pregnant right now and I’ve been having some pretty strong cravings I guess you could say! Cookies are pretty much on my mind 24/7 which is not a good thing when you’re trying to watch your weight. But, I seriously could eat them every morning, noon, and night right now. It’s not good my friends. Not good.
To satisfy my cravings I went in search of something yummy, on the healthier side, and easy to make. I hate taking too much time in the kitchen. Especially since my 20 month old is usually running around doing something he’s not supposed to while I’m baking. I was super happy when I found these Healthier Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies that used no flour, no oil, no added sugar and no eggs! Oh yes I think I’m in cookie heaven. Wanna know the best part? I don’t even feel that guilty that I added chocolate chips to the top of them. Since they were so healthy to begin with I figured I could cheat just a little bit and add my favorite topping!
1 Banana, mashed
2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
Dash of ground cloves
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips + a little more for the top
1/2 cup of raisins
Optional Ingredients: Chopped Coconut, Chopped Nuts