Just a little bit of kitchen magic for you here today!
You take two seemingly boring and ho-hum ingredients and…voila! Cookies!
I stumbled upon this one awhile ago on a message board about baby food and I’ve been wanting to try it out ever since. But for me too, not just for Baby Jack!
In true form, I didn’t actually have any photo-ready ingredients on hand when I decided I wanted to try these out, so let’s just pretend.
That’s all you need! Ripe bananas and quick oats!
Here’s what I actually had:
I had peeled, wrapped, frozen, and then defrosted some bananas before starting this project. Of course, frozen bananas are perfect for any banana recipe, but not so great for pictures. Oh well! I have a feeling you’ll love this recipe anyways. 🙂
So here’s what you do:
Take 1 cup and quick oats.
Take about 2 mushed up bananas.
Mix them together.
Drop your cookies by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. I lined mine with aluminum foil just for easy clean up.
Then you bake them for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, and Bam! Cookies!
This recipe makes about nine cookies, perfect for a little snack and then breakfast the next day, but you can double or triple it easily.
I was absolutely amazed at how satisfyingly banana-bready these cookies were. And they had a perfect soft-cookie texture! How can it be that we haven’t all been making these everyday since the dawn of time?
I love these cookies as-is or served warm with a little bit of butter. If you want a little extra sweetness or nutrition, you can add in just about anything you like!
-anything you might add to banana bread
These are great for anyone looking for a healthier treat and so good for kids and older babies too! I found the oats to be maybe a bit too chunky for Baby Jack right now (he’s 8 months old), but I’m sure he’ll be eating these soon too!
Try it and tell me what you think!
If you’re looking for more easy banana recipes, check out my three ingredient banana bread! Not quite as healthy, but still an easy and delicious treat to make for your family as the weather cools off!