Banana-oatmeal snack cookies are a healthy and delicious treat that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while providing some nutritional benefits. These cookies are typically made with ripe bananas, oats, and other wholesome ingredients. Here’s a basic recipe to make these tasty cookies:
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent the cookies from sticking.
- Mash the Bananas:
- In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until they are smooth and there are no large lumps.
- Combine Ingredients:
- Add the rolled oats, peanut butter or almond butter, honey or maple syrup, raisins or chocolate chips (if using), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to the mashed bananas.
- Mix all the ingredients together until they are well combined. You should have a thick and sticky cookie dough.
- Scoop and Shape:
- Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop portions of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. You can shape them into cookie rounds with the back of the spoon or your fingers. These cookies don’t spread much during baking, so shape them as you’d like them to turn out.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are set and slightly golden brown on the edges.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cookies have cooled, they are ready to enjoy! They make for a satisfying and nutritious snack.
Feel free to customize these cookies to your liking. You can add chopped nuts, dried fruits, or seeds for extra texture and flavor. These banana-oatmeal snack cookies are a healthier alternative to traditional cookies and are a great way to use up ripe bananas. Enjoy them as a quick snack or a guilt-free dessert.