The Dirty Monkey Cookie {recipe}

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I love to experiment with different variations on the everyday chocolate chip cookie.  Every so often I hit on something sinfully delicious and blog-worthy; this was definitely the case with my Dirty Monkey Cookies {these were almost too good to share}.  The concept for this cookie came from one of my favorite tropical drinks “The Dirty Monkey”.  Years ago, while vacationing in Punta Cana, I discovered an amazing frozen rum drink blended with fresh banana, milk, and a dash of chocolate, the locals called this a “Dirty Monkey”, you can find the skinny version of that drink here.  I had this drink on my mind as I conjured up this delicious banana & chocolate cookie =)

Gather Up:

{this may sound like a long list of ingredients, but these are really very simple to make!}

- 1 cup whole-wheat flour -

- 1 tsp baking soda -

-1/2 tsp salt -

-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon-

- 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature) -

-1/2 cup sugar-

-1/2 cup light brown sugar-

-1 tbsp maple syrup-

- 1/4 cup organic smooth peanut butter-

- 1 1/2 tbsp honey-

 1 tsp pure vanilla-

-1 large egg-

-1 large ripe banana (mashed)-

-1 cup chocolate chips-

-1 cup rolled oats-

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, blend the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.

In a medium bowl mix the butter, sugars, maple syrup, peanut butter, honey, vanilla & egg.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together in the large bowl.  Add mashed banana, chocolate chips & oats

Spoon heaping chunks of the Dirty Monkey batter onto a cookie sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes (until golden)

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Enjoy!

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  1. YUMMY! Going to get some bananas tomorrow and try this one.I like to experiment w/ recipes too; made turnovers today w/ a tube of Pillsbury croissant dough.
    An 8 croissant tube makes 4 large apple turnovers.
    Preheat oven to 375 or 350 for nonstick or dark cookie sheet.
    Ingredients:
    Three tart apples peeled cored and diced
    1 T lemon [freshly squeezed] juice
    1/4c dark brown sugar
    2 T granulated sugar
    1 T cornstarch.
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    Mix tog. all ingredients
    Separate the triangles 2 for each turnover. Spoon a heaping T onto the widest part of each turnover spread evenly allowing room to pinch sides. Cover w/top triangle and pinch sides together.
    Bake for 18-20 min.or until golden brown
    Enjoy :)

      • My most recent creation:
        Guiltless pancakes.
        Made these this morning for breakfast.
        Use your favorite pancake mix or make from scratch.
        One rounded cup mix makes just enough for three approx.6.5in. pancakes.
        Make as directed then add:
        3/4c dried cranberries
        3/4 c diced tart apple
        1tsp. cinnamon
        1/4 tsp nutmeg
        1T brown sugar
        1T sugar
        Cook on hot skillet or griddle.
        You can also add to the above
        1/4c granola as well as a small handful of raisins. Will try that tomorrow morning ;)

        Instead of butter/syrup top w/ your favorite yogurt.
        Enjoy :)
        Carol

  2. Carol’s Hearty High Fiber Pancakes

    Ingredients:
    1 c Bob’s Red Mill Organic Pancake/Waffle flour [5gm fiber]
    ½ c Essential Everyday low fat granola w/almonds [3 gm fiber]
    1 Egglands best egg lightly beaten
    1T vegetable oil
    ¾ c water
    ¾ c diced tart apple [2-3 gm fiber]
    ½ c dried cranberries [2gm fiber]
    ¼ c raisons [2gm fiber]
    ¼ c brown sugar
    1 T granulated sugar [raw sugar is best]
    1 T cinnamon
    ¼ tsp allspice
    Mix all ingredients just until blended it will be thick and a little lumpy.
    Heat griddle; using vegetable oil glaze w/ a paper towel; add the batter w/ an ice cream scoop just enough to form a 6 in pancake cook on medium heat. These pancakes are thick nearly ½ in; cover them to ensure the inside cooks well. Flip after about 3 minutes it should be a golden/medium brown. These pancakes are delicious, healthy and very filling one per person is plenty.
    Note:
    Bob’s Red Mill Organic High Fiber pancake/waffle flour contents:
    stone ground whole grain flour, oats, flaxseed, wheat germ, oat bran and wheat bran.
    Fiber content 5 gm. / 20%
    Total fiber content 15 gm.
    Note: substituting 2/3 c applesauce for the apple increases the fiber content to 3.6gm
    These are now our favorites ;)

    Enjoy,
    Carole 

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