Banana Bread Cookies

UW Health Services

This Banana Bread Cookies recipe won second place in the Desserts category in the Heart Smart Recipe Contest at UW Health's Heart Fair 2007.


Chef: Will Marcus



1 cup vanilla non-fat yogurt
4 tablespoons applesauce, divided
1 banana, mashed
½ cup rolled oats
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoons nutmeg
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ cup toasted walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Puree together the yogurt and mashed banana and 1 tablespoon of applesauce.
3. In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
4. Mix the pureed fruit/yogurt with the dry ingredients. Then mix in the rest of the applesauce, the oil, and the egg.
5. Fold in toasted walnuts.
6. Place rounded tablespoons of batter on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
7. Take out and let cool for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Analysis

Serving Size: One cookie
Calories: 69
Total Fat: 2 gm
Saturated Fat: Trace
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 gm
Fiber: 1 gm
Sodium: 177 mg