Brain Healthy Ingredients

Bananas, Dark chocolate, Flaxseed, Oats
Serves: 25 cookies

What makes these cookies good for the brain? They benefit from a combination of brain foods: chocolate, banana, flax, and walnuts. The more brain-healthy ingredients, the better!

For soft, sweet cookies, make sure the bananas are really ripe. The ripeness adds a natural sweetness and gives them a smooth, chewy texture.


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (can substitute regular milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
  3. Use a tablespoon to portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
  4. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.