Healthier Coffee Break Loaded Oatmeal & Whole Wheat Cookies

I'm always looking for a munchie around 9AM with my coffee at work. And honestly, some of my choices just aren't the best... So I decided to try to make a better-for-me cookie, and while still a sweet treat, these Healthier Oatmeal and Whole Wheat Cookies make a snack I feel better about eating:@) They are loaded with walnuts and raisins, and if you have some dark chocolate chips on-hand, yep, toss some in too. This is another recipe to help use up one ripe banana, and my next batch will use applesauce. Good stuff folks!

There is a nice slightly crisp bite with soft centers out of the oven,
the outsides will soften up a bit in the airtight container.

Healthier Oatmeal Cookies with Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 C butter, softened
1/2 C brown sugar, light or dark, whichever you have
1/4 C mashed banana or applesauce-this batch was banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 C whole wheat flour-I used white whole wheat for this batch
1 C old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt-optional
1 1/2 C add ins-I used walnuts, raisins and a couple Tblsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Beat butter and brown sugar, mix in banana, vanilla and egg.
  2. Add flour, oatmeal and baking soda, mix well. Scrape down bowl.
  3. Stir in nuts, raisins and chocolate chips (or whatever add-in's you're using).
  4. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet, add to cooling rack.
  7. Store in airtight container.
Enjoy a cookie and have a happy day:@)

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