An equal amount of cranberries to chocolate chips equals heaven! These are very high in fiber as well given the oat bran.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, honey, butter and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the banana and vanilla. Combine the whole wheat flour, oat bran, oats, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice in a separate bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until it forms a smooth dough. Mix in the cranberries, chocolate chips and sunflower seeds. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are lightly browned at the edges.

Nutrition Facts

147.6 calories; 2.6 g protein; 24 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 73.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2005
It's nice to have a treat that is actually nutritious. Add 1/4 cup ground flax seed for even more nutrition. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2006
I found it very difficult to keep these cookies together. They did not "drop by spoonfuls". Maybe because there are no eggs? I also agree with the 13-year old - there is "too much stuff" in these cookies. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2005
It's nice to have a treat that is actually nutritious. Add 1/4 cup ground flax seed for even more nutrition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
i has a bit hesitant with this recipe after reading some of the reviews but these turned out awesome! they tasted great without being full of sugar. i had no trouble with the cookies not sticking together like others had. everything worked out perfectly. some of the few changes i made -- i doubled the peanut butter doubled the banana used bran muffin mix instead of actual oat bran(thats all the store had) and used fresh wild cranberries(next time i think i'll add a bit more then 1/2 cup) but like i said AWESOME!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2007
For such healthy version of cookies the taste is not bad at all. I followed the recipe exactly but ended up with dough not batter-like mixture. SO I had to shape the cookies with my hands. Anyhow they taste a bit dry but delicious and my 6year old eats them (I omitted cranberries). Next time I will add flour spoon by spoon to avoid the dryness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
I was looking for a healthy cookie recipe without eggs. Great find. I used canola oil instead of butter no peanut butter but a whole banana. Added cinnamon walnuts flax seeds but no chocolate chips and used golden raisins instead of cranberries and these came out great! Can eat the cookie dough while making cause there are no eggs. C'est bon! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2006
I found it very difficult to keep these cookies together. They did not "drop by spoonfuls". Maybe because there are no eggs? I also agree with the 13-year old - there is "too much stuff" in these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
This recipe is excellant!!! I'm always looking for ways to satisfy my family while meeting our nutritional needs. I've made this recipe as it appears and also with raisins instead of cranberries. I add the flaxseed also. My athletic son takes these along to events instead of eating granola bars and thinks they are awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I had these ready when the kids got off the bus on their first day of school this week and they loved them! I substituted coconut oil for the butter used buckwheat flour for the whole wheat flour and used applesauce instead of the banana. The kids loved the warm chocolate chips but I love that they were getting tons of protein and healthy fats and fiber! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
This is our family's new all time favorite cookie recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely delicious! The first time my husband made them we used oat bran. The second time we were out of oat bran so he substituted with regular wheat bran and it came out delicious both times. We also used sliced almonds instead of sunflower seeds (we were out of those too) which still were delish! We used reg choc chips the first time around and white choc chips the second time. We doubled the peanut butter and the banana which made them still turn out fine and we pressed the cookies down with a fork before baking. We might add some flax seed meal next time. Thanks for this great recipe it's going into our family recipe scrapbook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2011
family loved them... from the one year old to the 33 year old. used white yogurt chips to avoid the chocolate for the kids turned out great! Read More
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