Thursday, March 5, 2015

Healthy Snacks: Banana Oat "Cookies"

When I was younger, I actually really hated oatmeal cookies. It hasn't been until the past couple of months that I have really been able to appreciate oatmeal and food that contains oats. Being at college ,though, I have realized that oats are so good for you and easily fill you up! They make for a great snack because a little bit fills you up for a long time. That's why today I'm going to be talking about these Banana Oat "Cookies"!

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I originally found this recipe on Pinterest from The Burlap Bag and decided to add a little bit to the original recipe since I love vanilla...

Recipe
-2 large bananas (preferably old)
-1 cup of oats (I used quick oats)

(optional, but they give these cookies a little bit something extra)
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-Handful of chocolate chips (you could also use something else, like nuts)


 Put the oats into a large mixing bowl.

 Break up the bananas into large chunks and put them in the bowl. This makes the next step a little bit easier!

 Using a fork, mash the bananas up and mix them with the oats. Make sure all of the bananas and oats are incorporated! This may take longer than you think.

 Mix in a handful of chocolate chips (or anything else you would like), making sure they are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.

 Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet about an inch or so apart. They don't expand, so you don't have to worry about having them super far apart!

 Mmmmm look at that cookie. Bake them for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven!

The finished cookies! I just kept them in an airtight container, and they stayed nice and fresh! I wouldn't keep them in there for over a week, but don't worry, they probably won't even last that long! I had mine finished within about three days haha. They were such a nice little treat when I needed a small snack! And you don't have to feel guilty about eating them - they are just made up of bananas and oats! Yes, there are chocolate chips in there as well, but a little bit of chocolate is just fine for you ;)

So this is totally optional, but you can "frost" these cookies with peanut butter before eating them! I did this because I am addicted to peanut butter, and ohmygosh did it taste amazing!!

What are your favorite kind of healthy cookies?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

16 comments:

  1. Even though they look like bird food, I had one of these and they are actually delicious (especially with peanut butter. It really masks the banana flavor.)!!

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  2. These look amazing! I will try the recipe this weekend I think as I need something to do :) Great post!!

    John ¦ Shout John

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    1. Let me know how they turn out! And thanks! :)

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  3. Ou they look so good! I love oatmeal!

    Renee
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    1. Yeah I'm just now starting to love it - haha I've ben missing out!!

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  4. What do you know? I have these ingredients at home already. :)
    I'm going to make these and let you know how they turn out!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.<3 I only liked oatmeal cookies as a kid if they had cinnamon. Hahaha

    Vegetarian Courtesy


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    1. Definitely let me know how it turns out!! :)

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  5. Yummy!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses

    Emily from PTT

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  6. Those look amazing Kendra! I will definitely try these soon! xx

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  7. These look amazing!! I love oatmeal based cookies - they make great snacks to wrap up for taking on a hike. Like delicious bundles of fuel!

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    1. Yeah definitely!! These would be so perfect for hikes!

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  8. Yum ,these look pretty delicious for being healthy! :) I've never tried cooking with those types of oats but it's something I'd like to try! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Yeah you should definitely give it a try! :)

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