Chocolate Banana Breakfast Cookie: Low Fat, Low Sugar, Whole Grain

Makes 12 (although I tend to get only 11 out of this batch on a consistent basis due to a clear spacial disability)
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Cost: $.90
(banana: .12, sugars: .08, egg: .10, extracts: .05, cocoa: .40, whole wheat: .10, oats: .05)

Note: If you are a banana hater or just don't have any on hand, you can substitute applesauce for the banana, although the cookies are a bit more bland this way--you may want to add 1 Tbsp brown sugar as well.

1 banana, well mashed (1/3-1/2 C mashed banana)
1 tsp canola oil
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 C cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1/2 C whole wheat
1/2 C quick oats (1/4 C ground oats or whole wheat may be substituted if your family dislikes texture of any tasty kind)
1/4 C chocolate chips (optional)

Combine mashed banana, oil, sugars, egg, and extracts. Sift dry ingredients and add to wet. Add chocolate chips if using.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Tropical Variation:

-Substitute 1 tsp coconut oil for the canola oil (if you don't have coconut oil, just follow the other steps and it'll still be great)
-Substitute 1/4 tsp coconut extract for the almond extract
-Substitute 1/2 C shredded coconut for the quick oats.

Prepare as above.
 
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate
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