I'd all but given up on cookies made with mashed bananas
That is until Kala brought hers to our Food Swap in August
She set out her samples. I eyed them and was skeptical
I tell you what, maybe I'd run across a bad recipe, or my technique was off; the bananas not ripe enough. But previous attempts at similar recipes had failed
Nudge, nudge .. It was my husband, cookie in hand
“Hey, you've gotta try these. Seriously, they're great.”
A raised eyebrow, “eh?”
“Look, you do what you want. I'm just sayin'.”
A half an hour later, they were the first thing I swapped for and the first thing I ate once we got home. No guilt
Easy enough to make
Lots of different substitutions if chocolate chips aren't your thing: walnuts, raisins, cranberries (to name a few)
I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as we swappers did!
ps: Take note of Kala's packaging in the first picture above. The perfect holders for bite-sized cookies with a big, easy to read the label on the top. (Nobody does packaging like Kala, one of many reasons we like her so)
pps: The secret to a really good cookie? Let the dough rest 72 hours before baking
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~ Adapted from sixsistersstuff who adapted them from theburlapbag
Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Mix the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes.
Another successful recipe….thanks! I just whipped this up tonight and only thing I did different is increase chocolate chips to 1/2 cup since my 5 year old loves chocolate and is somewhat of a picky eater. Thought he might think it tasted “too healthy” but he gave me a thumbs up! Love how simple it is with few ingredients and all three ingredients for me were organic so I felt like it was even healthier.
I also add organic peanut butter, honey, dries cranberries, raisins, chopped pecans, cinnamon and vanilla flavoring…..my personal favorite. With added ingredients, I do add more oatmeal and cook longer.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe tips! The next time I make a batch I’ll be following your lead 🙂
Wishing for you a very Happy New Year .. Ali
I add an extra banana and cup of oats. 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/4 cup almond milk. Also one teaspoon of vanilla and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
I doubled your exact receipe and added 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I missed the bite size size of the cookie so I had to bake longer 16 mins and baked on parchment paper let cool on wire rack Flavor great but I thick I will try flattening them more next time. To brain a bit less softness in the center. Thanks