Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s the best solution for using that bananaDSC00735 that got a little bit too ripe and doesn’t look tasty after a run anymore? Turn it into cookies!

1 medium ripe banana
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C butter, softened
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp honey (optional – the original recipe doesn’t call for honey, but I love it)
1 large egg
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
2 C old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 bag of chocolate chips

Combine the banana, brown sugar, butter, sugar, vanilla and honey, mix until smooth.

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Add the egg and beat well (but not too much!)

Add in the dry ingredients, mix until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes until golden brown (they may be a bit more on the brown side of golden brown, but no worries! They are still delicious).

With both oatmeal and a banana on the ingredient list, surely these cookies are the ideal pre-run snack? Or post-run recovery? Or both? Either way (or both ways), enjoy!

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