I keep buying bananas from Costco even though I know I just can’t possibly eat them all before they turn brown. Sometimes I go on strange food kicks and this is one of them.
After having great luck with banana bread, I decided to take it a step further and make these Skinny Monkey Cookies. At first I did not like them. They looked like rich chocolaty deliciousness but tasted like slightly chocolate bananas. As it turns out, I still like slightly chocolate bananas- just not when I am expecting rich sugary chocolate. But on the plus side, I can adjust my expectations for a 47 calorie cookie.
It gets even better. The ingredients in this bad boy are bananas (duh) and applesauce, hence the skinny bit of the name. Even though I am willing to try a brand new recipe in search of another cookie to eat for breakfast, I am not willing to take an extra trip to the grocery store. So it an ironic twist of laziness, I made the applesauce from scratch to avoid going to the store.
I forgot how much I liked home made applesauce. So the benefit of this story is I like my semi-chocolaty banana cookies and I really enjoy home made applesauce. Both excellent ways to get my sweet fix without turning into a larger version of myself. Thank goodness for skinny cookies and natural sugars.