Easy-Peasy Healthy Banana Cookies

better latte than neverThe best ingredient is LOVE

I am truly not a baker, but these cookies are foolproof. My friends know that I tend to make “mookies”. You know, muffin cookies. I add too much flour and never enough sugar. My jaw always drops at the amount of sugar in regular cookies. So, I know exactly where I go wrong, but I refuse to put that in my body, unless of course, I didn’t make them. If I didn’t make ’em…I don’t know what’s in ’em! 😉

These cookies are delicious and healthy. The texture is a bit more dense than a regular oatmeal cookie….but they’re still super tasty! The riper the banana, the sweeter the cookie.

[Pro-tip:] If you find your bananas ripening too quickly just take the peel off, throw them in a ziplock, and freeze them until you’re ready to make more. 🙂

The best part about these is that they double as breakfast OR dessert! Yum!

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Easy-Peasy Banana Cookies
 
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A healthy dessert that you could also eat for breakfast. It just involves patience while you let your bananas go bad!
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Recipe type: Dessert or Breakfast
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas (old and on their way out!)
  • 1 C. Quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ C. Chocolate Chips
  • Splash Vanilla Extract
  • Opt. Handful of your favorite seed/nut
  • Opt. Raisins
  • & Love <3
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven!) to 350
  2. Grease your cookie sheet and set aside
  3. Mash together banana, oats, chocolate chips & nuts
  4. Once mixed, form approx 9 balls
  5. Gently press each "dough" ball with a fork
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes
Notes
Since banana size varies, keep your eye on the cookies during the last minute or two.
I suggest using less oats and adding them in by the tbs until you have a good consistency. However, 1 cup has not steered me wrong thus far!

Happy baking!

 

Ridiculously easy and even more yummy!

I originally tried making banana based cookies after I got hooked on the “Undressed Skeleton” blog. Taralynn was always trying to make healthier versions of recipes. She has since updated her blog and changed it to simplytaralynn.com.  She has a very inspiring story to tell and I’d recommend reading her blog if you ever have a chance. She is adorable and we share a love for coffee and leading a healthy lifestyle.


 

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3 comments

  1. Angelina says:

    Oh, this looks yummy and healthy! But I only have regular oats and just one very ripe banana…and I’m fresh outta love! If I use 1 banana, regular oats and hurl insults at them while they’re cooking, will it still work??? Help! (Just love when I read questions like this on recipes…I’m sure the author hasn’t tested the gazillion ways you could change it :). I love you! And your blog is excellent!!

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