Don't discard your old bananas—peel them, seal them in a plastic bag, and freeze them. The use of very ripe bananas in this recipe helps reduce the amount of sugar needed, and provides extra body that reduces the amount of butter or oil that's usually needed.
Servings: Makes 8 dozen cookies
Ingredients 1/2 cup butter , softened1/2 cup prune puree 1 cup evaporated raw cane sugar1/2 cup mashed bananas1 egg1 egg white1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups quick-cooking oats2 1/4 cups unbleached flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and prune puree and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the sugar, bananas, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Gradually add the flour and baking soda. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips until incorporated.
Drop the dough by teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
(per 1/4 cup): 50 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 5 mg of cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 8 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 1 gram protein