Originally published at One Ingredient Chef
The Easiest Banana Oat Cookies
Forget the banana bread. When your bananas are turning brown, turn to this simple and delicious recipe instead!
Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-14 minutes
- 3 bananas
- 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 pinches cinnamon
- Optional add-ins (see below)
- Grab 3 bananas and mash them with a fork until no chunks remain. Pour in about 1 3/4 cups rolled oats and 1/2 cup light brown sugar.
- Use the fork to mix until combined.
- Stir in a dash or two of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla.
- Add throw-ins if using (see suggestions below) and mix again.
- Spoon the batter into 12 rounds and place them on a Silpat or lightly-oiled baking sheet.
- Cook for about 10-14 minutes, until the outsides become golden and solid.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before eating.
- At this point, if you want to melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top, no one would blame you.
- Throw-in Ideas
- These cookies are extremely versatile: you can make them differently every time.
Here are a few other flavor combo ideas:
- Chocolate –Try adding dairy-free chocolate chips into the batter or melting them and drizzling over the top after the cookies have cooked.
- Blueberries – Simply throw a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries into the batter before cooking.
- Nuts – Peanut butter is another great paring with these cookies, as are whole nuts, like almonds or walnuts.
- Coconut – For a great coconut macaroon-like cookie, add in a small handful of shredded coconut to the batter.
- Cinnamon Apple – Cut an apple into small chunks and add them to the batter with an extra few dashes of cinnamon for cinnamon apple cookies.