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Low-Cal Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low-Cal Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a day in every girl’s life when everything changes. The day you wake up as a little girl, and go to sleep as a woman. No, it’s not your first kiss, or your first pair of red soled shoes, it’s not even the your first real job, it’s more defining than that. It’s the moment that you are standing in your very own kitchen, face-to-face with your very own brand-new KitchenAid Mixer stand for the first time. Cue the music.

There is something so grown-up and so ‘Martha’ about it. Regardless if you purchased it yourself, or received it as a gift, it screams, “You’ve arrived! You’re part of the club!” So what are you going to make first? I went to my Facebook page and asked, “What is your favorite thing to prepare in your KitchenAid Mixer?” Almost every single answer was cookie dough! So that’s what we shall make today on The Trend Tribe. A spin on Skinny Girl, Bethenny Frankel’s, ‘Naturally Thin’ Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Holy low-calorie happiness, and very easy to make! Bookmark this recipe (see below)  now because I promise you, come Jan 1., you’ll be wishing you had once that  new year’s resolution diet kicks in!


To celebrate Cyber Monday 2012, The Trend Tribe and In This Space has joined forces to give one of our lucky readers a KitchenAid 5-Quart Tilt Head Artisan Series Stand Mixer! And the best part? You get to pick the color! We also have a special gift for our runner up! I hope you like coffee because we’re sending another lucky winner a Keurig Platinum! We’ve made it very easy for you to enter, all you need to do is click the link to enter! Good luck!


CLICK HERE :: KitchenAid Giveaway Entry



Which item do you most wish to unwrap this year – the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer or perhaps the Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brew Machine?


Low-Calorie Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 12+ Cookies

A twist on Skinny Girl, Bethenny Frankel's, 'Naturally Thin' Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe can be prepared with dark chocolate chip to become a delicious vegan snack.


  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (subsitute dark chocolate to make this a vegan treat!)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup banana puree :: 2 - 3 medium-size bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional :: for a little extra kick (and calories,) you can add some maple syrup, scoop of nuts, or a nice serving of peanut butter. And you can always add raisins...duh!!!!


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. First add all of the the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Then combine all the wet ingredients and mix together very well.
  4. Using an ice cream scooper or a large spoon, scoop batter onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking, or bake until the edges of the cookies are light brown.


I love freezing what we don't use. I have a small family, so by preparing in advance and saving the dough, I can pop a few in at a time for an after-school snack or a sweet-tooth craving!


– Nicole

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter. The first prize winner will have the option of choosing between a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer – winner’s choice of color – (MSRP $429.95) or a Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brewer (MSRP $179.95). The second prize winner will be awarded the item that was not chosen by the first prize winner. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook. This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s T&C and Privacy Policies before entering and participating in this promotion.
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Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley


  1. KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer is what I would want to unwrap this year!

  2. I’d be delighted by either machine, since I have neither a stand mixer nor a one-cup coffee maker, both of which I would LOVE.

  3. I’d love for my husband to unwrap the Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brew Machine. He’s dying for one. Thank you!!!

  4. I’ve been dreaming of the orange one! So pretty! I’m crossing my fingers!

  5. Yeah, those cookies sound really yummy. I lucked out and my friend gave me her KitchenAid when she was trading up. One of the best days of my life. 🙂

  6. Every morning I try to make a small pot of coffee – I’m the only one who drinks it in our house – but I always end up throwing 3/4 of it away. Would love to solve my problems with a Keurig!

  7. I’m so bookmarking this recipe because you know I’ll kicking off a major diet come Jan 1!

  8. I would love a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer – was just saying I wanted to do some baking this holiday season!

  9. What a better way to celebrate Christmas having the opportunity to use the best mixer ever to make those cookies, cheesecakes, pies with a Latino Twist

  10. I’d love the Aluminum mixer to match my appliances.

  11. I would love a kitchen aide. Hve always admired when friends have there’s.

  12. Great giveaway. I would be thrilled with both, but especially love the red kitchen aid mixer. Thanks for the cookie recipe!

  13. those cookies look awesome! trying them this week. would love the KitchenAid in the green – never had a cup of coffee, so would love to open this up for Christmas!

  14. I would be stoked for either of them…

  15. This looks amazing!!

  16. Hi Nicole — I have a gorgeous Kitchenmaid mixer which I’ve yet to use. I find it so intimidating. I feel like Luke Skywalker piloting the Millenium Falcon trying to blow up the Death Star. If I bring mine over will you show me how to use it??

  17. These cookies sound very yummy! May have to give them a whirl soon!

  18. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer and my Keurig! Great gifts! I’m so trying these cookies.

  19. This recipe looks delish, Nicole! I want to make these asap (and possibly win the Keurig!) 😉

  20. I most want to unwrap a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer, I have heard so many great things but am yet to experience them 🙂

  21. I would love a Keurig!

  22. I most most most want to unwrap the KitchenAid Stand Mixer!!!!
    I have dreamt of it for so long 😀

  23. the keurig maker

  24. Oh man! Either one would be a dream but I would say probably the Keurig!

  25. I would love to get the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer.

  26. The mixer!

  27. The KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer!

  28. The MIXER for sure! In red, please. 😉

  29. I’d love to find a stand mixer under my tree! I love baking (love the cookie recipe, will keep it in mind when I want to bake for my vegan friends), so a stand mixer would get tons of use. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. definitely the kitchen aid mixer!!

  31. I want the Keurig!!

  32. I would LOVE to open the mixer on Christmas morning!

  33. i would like to ope the keurig

  34. The Mixer. It’s been on my wishlist forever!

  35. I would LOVE to open up a Keurig Brewer for Christmas!!

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