Healthy Banana Cake Batter Cookies (and a Starbucks Giveaway)

Has anyone seen the new special edition “cookie dough” Oreo Cookies in the grocery store? Holy yum.

I saw them pop up on my Instagram feed a few days ago and purposely avoided going anywhere near the cookie isle while shopping. I am doing so well on my diet and I think those might trigger a sugar relapse.

I rewarded myself by making these instead.

I can’t believe how easy they were (only three basic ingredients). Not to mention that they really do taste like cake batter!

The bananas make them soft and a bit gooey in the center, the sprinkles make them fun, and the dash of “Vanilla Butter & Nut” (or pound cake) flavoring is exactly like cake batter.

My husband loved them but I have to be honest…. I ate most of them before he had a chance.  But based on the ingredients that means I only had a few bananas and some oats!!! 

Cake batter cookies while sipping on my morning coffee … not a bad way to start off Sunday.

Starbucks and I would like to wish you a Happy Valentines Day! Leave me a comment with your email address (so I can reach you if you win) and how you like to spend your Sunday mornings those who are special to you to you and the winner will receive a special Valentines Day gift box from Starbucks

Extra entry: Follow me on Instagram (mention that you did in your comment)

Healthy Banana Cake Batter Cookies (Makes about 18-24 cookies)
3 large old bananas
1 cup of  oats (regular old fashion oats)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional, replace with more oats if you don’t like coconut)
1/2 tablespoon Imitation Vanilla Butter & Nut Flavor (They should carry this in the baking isle of most large grocery stores, I got it at Wegmans)
A few dashes of rainbow sprinkles

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Add your bananas to a large bowl. Slice them up a bit. Add your oats and coconut and mash them all together until semi smooth. Mix in your tablespoon of cake batter flavor and sprinkles.

3. On a greased cookie sheet form small balls of the “dough”. Flatten the balls with your hand and bake for 15 minutes.

72 Responses to “Healthy Banana Cake Batter Cookies (and a Starbucks Giveaway)”

  1. Kristyn Damadeo posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm (#)

    These sound amazing! What a great way to satisfy cookie cravings without blowing your diet! Love it, thanks for sharing! While I’m commenting I can’t pass up the opportunity to win some Starbucks! Rob and I spend our lazy Sunday mornings on the couch with a hot breakfast, coffee, CBS Sunday Morning and the crossword puzzle 🙂

  2. TheWaageWaay posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm (#)

    I follow you on Instagram. FYI, the cookie dough Oreos are over rated! But the marshmallow krispy ones are delicious.

  3. TheWaageWaay posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm (#)

    I like to do my grocery shopping on Sunday mornings and I always do it at Kroger because they have a Starbucks inside! I can have my coffee, and a usually quiet and fairly empty store.

  4. Whitney Athayde posted on February 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm (#)

    I did banana oat cookies last week too but just added chia seeds and craisins…I want to add chocolate chips next time 🙂 Here’s my email whitney —at— athayde —dot—com and I already follow you on Instagram!

  5. Jennifer Traver posted on February 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm (#)

    These cookies look delicious! If I had some, I would probably eat them on Sunday morning too! Love hanging out on Sundays (during the winter) with the wood stove going, staying nice and warm. I also follow you on Instagram 🙂

  6. monapete posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm (#)

    We go out to breakfast on Sunday mornings

  7. Ana posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm (#)

    On Sunday mornings, we have our little-one snuggle in bed with us so we can get an extra hour of sleep & then we get up and start the day with breakfast and cartoons.

  8. suburban prep posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm (#)

    Sunday morning we have some tea and toast and read the paper. It is a morning to be a bit lazy and we get a slow start.

  9. JC posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm (#)

    We love having pancakes and omelette for breakfast on Sunday mornings.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  10. kellyr78 posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm (#)

    I like to spend Sunday mornings going to church and spending time with my family.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  11. Melissa posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm (#)

    Waffles so the family stays full, church, then family nap time. 🙂 melissadbeer(at)yahoo(dot)com. I also follow you on Instagram, love seeing the clean meals for inspiration.

  12. Made in Sonoma posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm (#)

    Michelle! These sound so delicious. I’m going to have to try them!
    kelli@madeinsonoma.com

  13. Made in Sonoma posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm (#)

    I follow you on instagram!
    kelli@madeinsonoma.com

  14. XOXO Gossip Girl posted on February 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm (#)

    those cookies look so great!

  15. XOXO Gossip Girl posted on February 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm (#)

    i also follow you on instagram!

  16. XOXO Gossip Girl posted on February 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#)

    embarrassing … i hit return before i finished my comment. lindsaycholland@gmail.com. i like to do a sunday morning spin class and then be lazy and read books under the covers.

  17. lsheng posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm (#)

    I like to sleep in on Sunday morning and when I do wake up eventually (lol), make homemade latte. I don’t have a machine so I need to steam the milk and foam it myself that’s why there’s no time to do it during the week! Thank you so much for the giveaway, my e-mail is in between the brackets: [ surveyact at gmail dot com ]

  18. lsheng posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm (#)

    I just followed you on Instagram, nice feed!

  19. Susan C posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm (#)

    I spend my weekend mornings working in my yard in the summer, and sitting on my sofa drinking cappuccino when it’s too cold to work outside. myfoxypup(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Susan C posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm (#)

    I follow you on Instagram as susitravl

  21. rachel posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm (#)

    Happy Vday 🙂 The cookies look so good!

  22. MaryB posted on February 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm (#)

    I like to spend early Sunday morning with hubby since he is out of town every other week year round. I have coffee, he has tea and we have breakfast together.

  23. MaryB posted on February 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm (#)

    I follow you on Instagram as dabmab.

  24. freebiequeen15 posted on February 12, 2014 at 12:29 am (#)

    I spend them in bed watching CBS Sunday Mornings!

  25. Yddy posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:00 am (#)

    My boyfriend and I head out to local breakfast restaurants, trying out all the locally owned places. We love the variety and supporting our local businesses.

    I follow on Instagram – ydnimyd.

  26. mlpull posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:10 am (#)

    Sleeping in, coffee, and the Sunday paper sum up my Sunday mornings

  27. mlpull posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:12 am (#)

    Following on Instagram. : ) My email is thatcharminglife@gmail.com

  28. Carolyn Gonzalez posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:03 am (#)

    We like to sleep in and then have a big brunch and read the Sunday paper and watch CBS Sunday morning.

  29. Mitra Shultz posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:13 am (#)

    I like to sleep in and then make a big breakfast with a nice cup of coffee.

  30. Laura Perry posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:40 am (#)

    I look forward to my coffee and toast every morning, but on Sunday’s I get to savor the moment a little bit slower than the other days. 😉
    MadT@charter.net

  31. Laura Perry posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:41 am (#)

    And I now follow on Instagram. 🙂

  32. Jennifer posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:57 am (#)

    Can’t wait to try these! On Sundays, we like to relax, and have a special breakfast as a family. Whether it is waffles or doughnuts. My email is jenniferross27@gmail.com and I also follow you on instagram now!

  33. Too Fat For Twinkies posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:29 am (#)

    I like to spend my Sunday’s sleeping in, and then having a nice big brunch. 🙂 My email is vvcat@aol.com

  34. Jordan posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:56 am (#)

    Sundays mornings are dedicated to a mug of hot coffee before heading to two hours of yoga. Best way to kick off the week!

    jordan.dunne21(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Deanne Helgesen posted on February 12, 2014 at 4:49 am (#)

    I usually go to church and then out to breakfast with my family.

    dhelgesen@sbcglobal.net

  36. Holly posted on February 12, 2014 at 4:51 am (#)

    I sleep in as late as possible, then catch up on news and blogs with a cup of coffee 🙂

    (you can click through to my profile to e-mail me)

  37. Shelby posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:54 am (#)

    We enjoy coffee (Starbucks) at home, a good breakfast and 30 minutes of CBS Sunday Morning before getting dressed for church. We finish watching CBS with our lunch. It’s a great show- I highly recommend it.

  38. Julieisfly posted on February 12, 2014 at 6:44 am (#)

    I love sleeping in on sundays, waking up to the bright sun shining through my curtains. I then go to Einsteins or Starbucks to start off my morning with coffee and a snack. Also totally followed on instagram!

  39. Taylor Renee posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm (#)

    My husband and I like to go for a run and then cook ourselves a nice breakfast. With coffee of course!

  40. Sara posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm (#)

    My fiance and I like to get ourselves “road lattes” (skinny vanilla of course!) and then take long walks in and around D.C. It’s a great way to see the monuments and explore this great city! I follow you on instagram! And you can reach me at sara.cirba@gmail.com Thanks, Michelle! 🙂

  41. Unknown posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm (#)

    I usually head over to my parents since they are super close and enjoy a cup of coffee while reading the paper and spending time with my folks.

    rmamis02@gmail.com

  42. Rayray Cartucci posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm (#)

    I like to spend winter Sunday’s watching tv with my son and reading books to him..in the winter we like to go to the river and play. rachelcartucci@gmail.com

  43. Vunda Vall posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm (#)

    i like to spend the mornings sleeping in until about 8 and then making a fun breakfast!
    dtdady at gmail dot com

  44. Jenn posted on February 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm (#)

    After the early service at church, I spend the morning sipping coffee and baking something with the family.

  45. Bianca posted on February 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm (#)

    i love sunday brunch!

  46. Heavensangel2387 posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm (#)

    I really enjoy watching Netflix with my husband, drinking coffee and spending time together.
    We love it! 🙂
    Thank you!
    Faithrains2387 (at) yahoo.com

  47. Heavensangel2387 posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm (#)

    I am following you on Instagram! (heavensangel2387)
    Thanks!
    Faithrains2387 (at) yahoo.com

  48. ChouChou posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm (#)

    I love spending time with my family cooking a big lovely, and healthy breakfast. We have used some of your recipes and I ADORE your site!!!! I can’t wait to try these cookies too!!! THey’re so creative! carooly11@gmail.com

  49. meredith m posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm (#)

    I like to have a cup of coffee on a sunday morning while i read the paper – then we make pancakes!

    • meredith m replied on February 13th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      oops i forgot my email – mermont84 at yahoo.com

  50. meredith m posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm (#)

    I follow you on instagram – mermont84

  51. Kara MacDougall posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm (#)

    My sunday mornings are spent with a steaming cup of coffee in my favorite Spongebob Squarepants mug (did I mention I am 28 going on 7?) with the most amazingly sweet man on the planet and watching the CBS Sunday morning show. We leisurely stroll back and forth from the kitchen to the living room listening to Charles Osgood, Mo Rocca and the gang while we make breakfast. I love that we are starting a tradition. I love your ideas, read your blog religiously and now, I follow you on instagram 🙂 My email is kmacdoogz@gmail.com

  52. latanya t posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:34 pm (#)

    Going to church with my family followed with a brunch

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  53. latanya t posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:34 pm (#)

    instagram follower as sweetums82

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  54. Maria James posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:27 am (#)

    Of course I follow you on instagram girl…JamesGirl42 – email maria.james42071@gmail.com
    My favorite part of my Sunday morning routine is coming home from church and cooking brunch with my sisters in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter what we’re cooking as long as we’re doing it together and rocking out to motown music from the 50s and 60s 🙂

  55. Anna Pry posted on February 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm (#)

    We spend our Sunday mornings at church pryfamily5@gmail.com

  56. Anna Pry posted on February 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm (#)

    Following on Instagram
    Pryfamily5@gmail.com

  57. Dee posted on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm (#)

    We spend our Sunday mornings going to church and then going out to breakfast. 🙂

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  58. Madeline B posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:35 am (#)

    We usually get up and eat breakfast and read the paper together. If it’s a nice day we’ll go out for a walk around the neighborhood.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  59. Madeline B posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:37 am (#)

    I follow you on Instagram (shala6).

  60. Jen posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm (#)

    Sunday mornings I get up early with kiddos, plan out our weeks meals, go to the grocery store then if I’m lucky I come home and relax (after house cleaning).

  61. Jen posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm (#)

    I follow you on Instagram (@jenhath)

  62. Eem5021 posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm (#)

    I follow you on ig. You are amazing! I haven’t tried your recipes yet but I definitely will in the near future! I love spending Sunday mornings with my family (cousins and aunts and uncles included) Yesterday we all met up at an old toboggan slide fundraiser for the fireman in a nearby town. Xo eem5021 @ gmail . Com

  63. Emily Moseley posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm (#)

    Hi Michelle! I like to spend Sunday mornings with my pup, husband and cup of tea (if I don’t make it to church). Hope you are doing well! I follow you already @mrs_e_mo
    emilycmoseley @ gmail dot com

  64. Michele posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm (#)

    I follow you on instagram (motleym), thanks for the weight loss inspiration!!
    michele (dot) motley & gmail (dot) com

  65. Danielle Krueger posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm (#)

    These look so awesome! What a great idea, and so simple too!

  66. Natalie Yeoman posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm (#)

    having sunday breakfast with them

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