Honeyed Banana Berry Cake Cookies
Does anyone else feel kind of sad that the Olympics are ending? I’m a total Olympics geek this year, which is totally weird for me because it’s the only time I watch sports on TV, with the exception of baseball, and actually enjoy it. This is also the one and only time I feel good about watching TV every single night for hours upon hours. Realistically, the TV will probably now go off until new episodes of Revenge start in September 🙂
I have a somewhat healthy cookie recipe for you here…..and the best part is that it only requires 4 ingredients – and not one of those 4 ingredients is butter! These are fluffy, cake-like cookies,… so if crispy cookies are your thing…then these won’t really be your thing 🙂 I like both types – I don’t discriminate when it comes to my desserts. When it comes to cookies, in general, more fat in the recipe equals a flat, more crispy cookie. Less fat equals puffier, cake-like cookies. Just a little tip for you! Bananas are a great alternative to egg in a recipe. They seem to always provide the best density similar to eggs in certain cookie recipes. These babies come out of the oven very moist and flavorful!
1 box yellow cake mix
4 large bananas, mashed (about 2 1/2 Cups)
3/4 Cup dried blueberries
2 Tablespoons honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place all ingredients into stand mixer and beat until just combined. The dough will seem sticky, but that is OK. Use a cookie scoop and scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 11-15 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Recipe source: adapted from picky-palate.com