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Ease Your PMS Symptoms With Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Recipe: PMS Banana Oatmeal Cookies

When monthly moodiness strikes, I fight back with baking. Having fought the symptoms of PMS in the past by making a batch of banana muffins, I went to the kitchen to see if I could bake a cookie to ease my symptoms. I created a pretty healthy oatmeal cookie that you can eat relatively guilt-free when the craving strikes.

Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 have been found to fight the moodiness that often rides in on the "crimson wave," along with breast tenderness and bloating. Aside from the cramp-busting mineral potassium, bananas contain vitamin B6, as does oatmeal. Peanuts are high in magnesium and add a little protein to these cookies as well as a bit of calcium. Omega-3s ease cramping, so I added some flax meal into the mix. Flax also adds a bit more B6. Nothing related to PMS would be complete without a bit of chocolate, so I added some chocolate chips too.

Check out the recipe and the nutritional information on these cookies when you

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies For PMS

Banana Oatmeal Cookies For PMS

Banana Oatmeal Cookies For PMS

Ingredients

  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 1/2 cup butter softened
  3. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup white sugar
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  8. 1/2 cup flax meal
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. 3 cups old fashioned oats
  13. 1 cup peanuts
  14. 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • Cream together bananas, butter, and sugars with a mixer. Add vanilla and eggs, stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix well. Stir in oats, peanuts, and chocolate chips.
  • Drop tablespoon-size balls of dough onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until browned. Cool on sheet for two minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Makes 48 cookies.

I halved the sugar content in these cookies, since it is best to avoid simple sugars in the battle with PMS. The banana provides sweetness and lowers the fat content, so the cookies require only one stick of butter rather than two. Enjoy one or two cookies with a glass of milk to get even more calcium. Sure do hope they help stabilize your mood and satisfy your craving for something sweet.

Join The Conversation
spicy-basil spicy-basil 7 years
i make these once a week. i did the same thing i didn't have peanuts so i used walnuts, instead of butter i used apple sauce, and sometimes i add peanut butter to the mix
RVASarah RVASarah 7 years
I made these yesterday and they are simply delicious! I didn't have peanuts, so I used walnuts instead.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
I'll give these a shot minus peanuts and cinnamon and with white chocolate chips.
Runnergirl13 Runnergirl13 7 years
Made these tonight and they rock!!! I tend to overbake cookies a bit, but these stayed super soft.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Mades these and the're soooo yummy. Great texture, soft with the crunch of the peanuts. Very low on the sweets, actually well balanced. My entire family loved them and they are very filling. I ate two small cookies and was full.
luckykarma luckykarma 7 years
I am going to make these once I am settled into my house. I move next week. Update in about 2-3 weeks =)
Advah Advah 7 years
Update: I've just made these (with pecan nuts because I couldn't find unflavoured peanuts, which is a shame) and they're great! Tasty but not too sweet, they're perfect! Thanks Fit!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
I could have used these earlier this week. Will try next month.
nancita nancita 7 years
These look delicious. I bet I could get my boyfriend to make me these. :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Going to bake those tonight. Need them!! My fiance will be pleased, lol.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Who cares what they look like; I bet they taste awesome! I'll have to try these :)
Advah Advah 7 years
YUM! Need. That. Right. Now.
carbizkate carbizkate 7 years
I can't get the "print recipe" links to work! Nooooo!
Alexis-Kwan Alexis-Kwan 7 years
it might taste good, healthy as well....but it looks kinda........
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
These sound so good! Bananas and chocolate together are heavenly.
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