Last week on my Instagram account, I shared delicious (healthy) cookies I discovered. I wanted to make a quick blog post featuring more information and share with those of you who don’t follow my Instagram.
These cookies are healthy in all the right ways, and get this — there are only two required ingredients. Any extra ingredients added are up to you, and for taste only!
The following directions yield a dozen cookies. It’s easy to half or double, depending on how many you want to make.
- 2 Browning Bananas: These don’t have to be completely brown, but the softer they are, the better.
- 1 Cup Oatmeal: These can be either instant or regular. I used steel cut oats from Trader Joe’s and they are absolutely perfect. If your oatmeal is not instant and quite big, I recommend grinding them up first to help the cookie stay put together.
- Walnuts, Almonds, or Hazelnuts
- Cocoa Almond Spread
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Put your bananas in a bowl and break them into parts. It will allow them to be mashed easier.
- Pour your oatmeal in with the bananas.
- Begin mashing! I used a fork, but feel free to use your hands if your bananas are soft enough.
- Mix your “batter” until your oats begin sticking together and there is no isolated banana piece left. It should look like a bowl of thick oats when it’s ready.
- Add optional ingredients! I mixed in 1 tbs. Cocoa Almond Spread from Trader Joe’s to give it a sweeter, chocolaty taste. Delicious!
- Take a table spoon and dump these bad boys onto a lined cookie sheet. (Please make sure you line with parchment paper, or else you’ll be scrubbing your dishes for days!)
- Cook on 350 for 15 minutes. If they are still goopy, leave them in longer. They should hold together when you pick them up, but still be soft.
Even if you splurge on these, think about it — all you ate was oatmeal and banana. Not bad at all. In fact, these make a wonderful breakfast. I ate 3 for breakfast and wasn’t hungry until lunch! If you can, use organic, wholesome ingredients and whole nuts to stay healthiest. I’m sure you can twist these in so many unique ways.
Let me know if you try them, and what you thought of them!