Healthy Banana Cookies (flourless & eggless!) made using Truvia. These cookies are so soft, moist and super healthy! A great post-workout snack or healthy dessert option. (This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Truvía®. The opinions and text are all mine.)
Guess what today is? It’s my Birthday! I’m finally 21!
Ha. I wish I was just turning 21! I’m slightly older than that now… 😉
I remember wanting to be older than 21 when I was 21. Is that normal? I think I was a rare case at that age. I was pregnant with my second baby when I was 21, guys! I had my oldest at 18 years old so I was really ahead of the motherhood game.
I just remember thinking that I wished people would stop asking me if I was the babysitter/nanny instead of the mom and thinking how I’d love it when I was in my thirties, and people would finally stop asking me that.
Well, now I’m in my thirties.
I’d be glad to go back to those people who thought I was the nanny when I was in my 20’s and eat that compliment right up!
Okay, enough whining about getting older.
Birthdays are fun, right? Let me tell you what my sweet husband did for me today: he drove me over to the mall. 🙂
Yep. Shopping. My husband HATES shopping, so just the fact that he was willing to go to the mall? With me? Pure awesome.
But he took it a step further. He took me to Nordstrom (my most favorite store in the whole mall). We meet with this fashion expert aka a personal shopper. And then I get a bunch of fabulous clothes and bras and shoes!
Yeah. I had a total Pretty Woman experience. It was ah-mazing!!!!
Basically, my dream come true! It was such a great day. And what way to make a great day even better? Cookies.
Healthy Banana Cookies, to be exact. These cookies are great if you’re still sticking to those New Year’s resolutions, and want a healthy dessert option. They’re flourless and eggless, which is awesome and use Truvia in place of sugar.
They’re soft in the middle with a chewy exterior. I’m a huge craisin fan so I naturally added them to these. They add a tart, chewy component to the cookies, but you can sub raisins or leave them out altogether.
These are a great (healthy) way to end a great Birthday. Who needs a cake?!
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- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp. Truvia Baking Blend or 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Craisins or raisins
- Preheat oven to 325ºF. Place a parchment sheet on (or spray with cooking spray) a cookie sheet.
- In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add in the oats, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and Truvia (or sugar).
- When combined thoroughly, Fold in Craisins. Scoop by tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet and flatten out. (They will look just as you placed them on the cookie sheet and won't spread or change at all.)
- Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Pull from oven and let cool for a few minutes and then take off cookie sheet to place on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
Looking for more easy and healthy cookies? Try these recipes:
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Healthier Peanut Butter Cookies
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
Happy Birthday, Jen! Your shopping experience sounds phenomenal! You definitely deserve it. These cookies sounds pretty amazing too! I’d love one for breakfast!
Thanks Jen! The shopping trip was just about the best thing ever! Hope you’re well, xo!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Happy Birthday! That shopping trip sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! Love that you made healthy cookies!
Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen says
Happy birthday Jen! Your husband is pretty amazing. That sounds like such a fun experience and perfect birthday! I know what you mean about looking like the babysitter! Everybody thinks I look so young and can’t believe I have (almost) 3 kids even though I’m 30! lol
You DO look so young, Becky! You look amazing! I’m so excited for you to have a sweet little baby girl!!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Happy Birthday! I had my oldest when I was 19 so I totally get it. People often think my kids are my siblings…LOL! My dad has always looked younger than his age so I guess that is where I get it from.
I think it’s good to have kids young, Tonia! We’re in the young/hot mom club, ha! 🙂
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
Happy Birthday! What a fun shopping experience. I love bananas, and always try to throw them in my baked goods. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!
Thanks so much, Amy!!
[email protected] Dairy on the Prairie says
Happy Birthday! I’m jealous of your date to the mall! I’m always on the lookout for quick and healthy breakfast options! Thanks for a great idea!
Jordan @ Smile Sandwich says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had a fabulous one. Does your husband have a brother? 😉
Oh, and these cookies look AMAZING. Definitely going to have to make these.
Ha!! He sure does, Jordan! In fact, he has 6 brothers! A few are single too. 😉
Happy Birthday! sounds like you had fun! I love banana everything so thanks for sharing a healthy cookie recipe! can’t wait to try it out!
You will love these, thanks Rachael! xo!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEN! 🙂 I hope your having a great day! These Banana Cookies look delicious and I love that they are healthy, which means I can have two without feeling guilty! 🙂
Thanks Jenn!! You’re the sweetest!
Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says
Happy Birthday!! 🙂 Sounds like the most fantastic birthday ever!! And I love these cookies–nutritious AND delicious! 🙂
Thanks a ton, Anna!! xo!
Happy Birthday! What a wonderful birthday present too!! I think it is great you had your kids so young too. You will be very young when they go off and get married and have kids! I got married at 18 but waited till I was 27 to have my first baby. Now I am a grandma to a beautiful 16 month girl. I also live in Southern California- Ventura County. Love your blog!
Hi Debbie! You’re so close to me! Can’t beat Southern California! Ooooh, I bet you’re loving having a sweet granddaughter, how exciting! Thanks for reading!!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Happy birthday, Jen! These cookies look delicious and I so wish I had a stack of them beside me right now!
Thanks Melanie!! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Happy happy birthday!!!! <3 And these look FAB!
Thanks so much Dorothy!! xo!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend your day!! That sounds like an awesome experience! Major points for your hubby too! Loving these cookies too!
New reader here and I am loving your site! Happy Birthday!
I was also considering setting up an appt at Nordstrom with a personal shopper. How was it??
OMG Lori! It was absolutely amazing! I seem to have a weird shape for the styles these days. I’m small on top and have a little waist but have a booty and bigger hips/legs. The skinny jeans just aren’t flattering on me. So my main thing I needed help with was finding a style with skinny jeans that would flatter me and tops that are flowy but not huge on me. Anyway, my girl was so awesome. I left with a ton of shirts, two pairs of good skinny jeans, the cutest pair or booties and two new bras! (She had me fitted for a new bra and I was wearing way too small of a size!) All in all, I was very satisfied with my personal shopping experience and plan on going back again when it’s short season. I think it’s definitely worth it! And you don’t have to pay extra or anything, just buy the clothes that you like. 🙂 Thanks for reading my blog, too! So happy to have you!!
Hey Jen, I tried your healthy banana cookies (flourless/eggless)! I’m not one to stick to a recipe exactly (as I usually don’t have all the ingredients); but this one was pretty close, except I used whole oats, real sugar & sprayed pan with coconut oil! The first time they were a little too moist for my taste ~ couldn’t get anyone else to eat them (too healthy for a cookie? – but that was my goal!). The second time, I added 1 T. of flax seeds to give it more of a crunch ~ also ground the oats in a blender (so as not to be seen!) Baking them on parchment paper helped remove some of the moisture. Most all of them were eaten! I saved a few to freeze … and today I took one out to eat! Delicious on this HOT 4th of July weekend! Thanks much for the inspiration! I believe you’re on your way to helping us ENJOY healthier choices!
I love your adaptations on this recipe! I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you for your comment!