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Featured Recipe of the Week: Low-Fat Banana Bread Cookies

February 22, 2011 in 2 Points, Dessert, Low Point Ideas, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet

This week’s recipe comes from Shannon of Shannon’s Kitchen Creations.  I love making desserts, mainly cookies and my quest for healthier cookies that taste good is never ending.  These cookies are chewy, have a faint banana flavor and not dry at all.  They are only 2 points+ each so you can definitely enjoy more than one. 

Thanks, Shannon ~ I know I cannot wait to give them a try….your picture makes me want to gobble one up now.

Weight Watcher Cookie Recipes 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup raisins, dried blueberries or dried cherries. (I used cherries)

 INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F

2. In a bowl, thoroughly mix melted butter, sugars, banana, egg and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

4. Mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture.

5. Stir in the dried fruit and oatmeal.

6. Drop dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet sprayed with pam.

7. Bake for 11-14 minutes until set and golden.

8. Cool 5 minutes and remove from tray right away to a cooling rack.

Makes 30 cookies, 2 Points+ each

12 responses to Featured Recipe of the Week: Low-Fat Banana Bread Cookies

  1. Sounds great, will try the cookies.

  2. Wow good timing!! Just last night I was saying that I have two very ripe bananas and wasn’t sure how to count calories for a banana loaf…now I will make the banana cookies and know how to count the points +
    Thank You!

  3. Just made them.. OOOOOO.MMMMMM.. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG let me tell you I am in love.. I had to sit down and finish eating one of them! I ate 2 and am the most happiest right now. My kids approved as well & I will MOST def.will be making them again!

  4. Made these cookies yesterday. Everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing. I am sharing with my weight watchers group next week.

  5. does anyone know if the points change if you use splenda?

    • Hi Jan,

      I recalculated the stats using splenda for the sugar and brown sugar splenda for the brown sugar. They are still 2 points+ per cookie with splenda. I believe it remains the same because the new points+ formula factors in sugar alcohols in sugar free products which are included in the carbs.

      Great question ~ thanks for asking,

      Danica

  6. Thanks! These are so good!!! I used chopped walnuts instead of raisins hoping about an equal swap calorie wise?

    • Hi Danielle,

      It is kinda crazy, but, it works! I think it works because the recipe makes 30 cookies, so to divide the increase in points+ over 30 doesn’t even equal 1 point+.

      1/2 cup raisins = 6 points, while 1/2 cup chopped walnuts = 11 points+. I recalculated the stats with the walnuts versus raisins and they are still only 2 points+.

      Yeah! Now I am going to have to decide…nuts or fruit…I want both :D

      Thanks for the idea,

      Danica

      • Jo said on March 1, 2011

        Whenever I bake, I swap applesauce for the oil 1:1 ratio so it doesn’t change the amount. It also works if a recipe – like yours – calls for melted butter but it doesn’t work for solid butter. Don’t know why but… anywhoo, I can’t wait to try this recipe with with applesauce & walnuts. I’m guessing the point value wouldn’t change though but the fat value would drop a little. :)

  7. Just made these cookies. Suppppper delish. I added 2 bananas and walnuts. I will definitely be making these again and again.

  8. I just made these and they are amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Yum, yum, yum. I just made these and the smell of them baking brought my sweetie up from the basement to see what I made him :)

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