I love using bananas when I’m baking, mostly because they are good for you and when you mush them up, they make such a great substitution for other not-so-healthy ingredients (like oils, butter, shortening or even eggs if you are wanting a vegan recipe). The riper the banana, the sweeter the taste too, so with simple cookies where you only have a few ingredients (like this one), a riper banana will boost the taste a little. Don’t forget – cookies can be both delicious and healthy……you just need to use the right ingredients and ones that are whole and not processed. These tasty little morsels are just that – with a base of bananas and oats, add in a bit of cinnamon and chocolate chips and voila, you have a cookie that will settle that craving and they take less than a hour to make! I found this really easy recipe on simple-veganista.com. So, yes, not only are they easy & deee-lish, but they are also gluten free and vegan!
- 2 mashed bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- a handful of chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup)
Bake in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.
If you wanted to change them up a bit, you can always add in things like a splash of vanilla, dried fruit, a couple spoonfuls of nut butter, nuts or even a bit of coconut. Anything that you might be craving that day! This time, I decided to change my chocolate chips for butterscotch chips and they were a big hit!