Monster Cookies

These are one of the best cookies I have had in a very long time.  There isn’t a lot of sugar in these cookies but with the chocolate chips and sweetness from the fruit, they are plenty sweet.  They remind me of the monster cookies I use to make without M & M’s


2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 oz. unsweetened applesauce
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
2 T. ground flaxseeds
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
1 cup Parker’s all natural peanut butter
1 T. pure vanilla
3 T. brown sugar
½ cup peanuts

2/3 cup dried cherries
½ cup Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Using a large bowl, mix the bananas and applesauce together.  Add the peanut butter, brown sugar and the vanilla in with the fruit and mix well.

Place the dry ingredients; oatmeal, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, whole wheat flour, peanuts, chocolate chips and salt in with the peanut butter mixture.  Stir until everything is well blended.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Place rounded tablespoon size batter on cookie sheets.  Bake for 15 – 17 minutes until golden brown.