How many of you have ever asked your kids what they wanted for breakfast and their answer was, “A cookie!”
What if your answer could be, “Okay!” Well, it can! With a little sneaky baking you can make your children feel like they are eating a cookie, but really they are eating a big bowl of oatmeal.
Don’t you just hate brown bananas! Even though I love banana bread, even more so my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread , sometimes I want to make something different. As a food blogger, I hardly have eat the same thing more than a few times because the whole point is to try out new recipes. Therefore, I had to think outside of the typical “banana bread” mindset and create something new.
I bet you have everything for this recipe right in your pantry. No need to run to the store. There are a lot of things you can substitute for if you don’t. But, you DO need brown bananas. These oatmeal cookies are very chewy and moist. They are loaded with chocolate chips and raisins too. The only thing they are missing is flour, butter, oil and dairy. Who needs them anyway. I promise you wont miss them at all!
- 1 cup of very ripe bananas, mashed well
- 2 1/3 cup quick oats or regular oats blent up halfway in a blender
- 1 cup natural chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup raw honey, melted (agave or maple syrup)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
- Take out two mixing bowls
- In one bowl mix together the bananas, honey and peanut butter
- In another bowl mix together the oats, raisins, chocolate chips and salt
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Scoop out about 2-3 tablespoons worth of mix and place it on the parchment paper
- Take a fork and press down the mix to form a flattened cookie (the cookies are not going to spread or rise, so however you form them is how they are going to be)
- Put the cookies in the oven for 13-15 minutes, but no more than that
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack
- The more you let them cool the firmer they will get