Because, oatmeal.

It’s no secret here how much I dig oatmeal.  Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal in my smoothies, oatmeal on the go muffins, oatmeal and wine…

(It could work, no?)

This recipe is a bit of a game changer.  Mostly because it’s so simple to make, only really two ingredients, and it feels like a treat, but it’s healthy!

And oatmeal!  More oatmeal.

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Two Ingredient “Cookies”

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe bananas (the browner the better!)
  • 1 cup of oatmeal

Additions:

Just making these cookies with two ingredients is perfect, but you can (and as seen above, I DID) add in a couple other fun things!

Some ideas:

  • Cinnamon!  I love cinnamon, and always add it into my oatmeal, so this one is good here
  • A dash of vanilla
  • Um, chocolate chips (as seen above).  Because chocolate chips and oatmeal, how can you go wrong?
  • Peanut butter, or PB2
  • Hazelnut butter
  • Raisons
  • Nuts
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Chia seeds

Super Easy Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Mash up the bananas really good.  Add in vanilla here if you are going to be crazy and go for that addition.  I suggest it!

3. Add in the oats!  Mmmm oats!

4. Throw in any other additions you feel like here.

5. Put these babies on a baking sheet, however big or small you’d like to make them, and bake for about 10-12 minutes until a little springy to the touch.

And enjoy!  These “cookies,” with the two ingredients are probably about 400 calories for a whole batch. One afternoon, my husband and I split a whole batch, which is a healthy afternoon snack, or could be a really easy grab and go breakfast, or just a little something to nibble on before a work out for some energy.  Adding in the chocolate chips feels decadent and it’s still something you can do and feel pretty damn good about because the base of the “cookie” is healthy and clean, with no added sugar or fat.

Try these babies out and let me know what you think!  Super easy and so yummy.  You’re going to find yourself willing your green bananas to go brown fast!, just so you can whip a batch of these up!

Do you have a recipe for a healthy sweet something, that sounds like it would be not so great for you, but actually is?

 

8 thoughts on “Because, oatmeal.

  1. Definitely saving this! I need a healthy cookie alternative to when my sweet tooth craving hits. I have a recipe for chocolate-peanut butter-raisin balls that is healthy but I cannot stop myself from eating the whole batch so I only make them once in a while now, since I’m trying to lose the weight I gained during marathon training last year.

  2. Yummy! I actually have a very similar recipe that I use, but I also add grated carrot and apple in mine. It is so easy and delicious and like you said, such a good healthy snack.

  3. @Stacie- Hmm… sipping wine while eating oatmeal for dinner?!

    @Lisa- I hear you- I’m always so particular about my bananas and want different stages of bananas for different things! Another good idea when they ripen up fast is to cut them up and freeze them for smoothies! OR, freeze them and make banana ice cream! OR, freeze them with a little peanut butter, like a little sandwich!

    @Travel Spot- Good idea with the apple and carrot!! I’ll have to try that out next time.

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