Saturday, February 9, 2013

2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies

 GUILTLESS!  That's the perfecct word to describe these simple cookies.  When I first found this recipe over at The Burlap Bag, I thought they were too good to be true, so I had to find out for myself.

2 bananas
1 cup of quick oats

Mash up the banana and blend it with the oatmeal.  Old bananas work better since they are easier to mix, but new work as well.  Then add in your favorite mix-ins.
Mine have:
- 1/8 cup of dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

The possibilities are endless!
- chopped walnuts
- raisins
- cinnamon
- dried apples
- honey
Make sure that you don't add too many mix-ins or the cookies won't stick together.  If the cookies are too runny, add some more oats.

I used a cookie scoop to measure out the mixture and put it on a greased cookie sheet.  Make sure to grease the cookie sheet - oatmeal is like cemement when it hardens.  They don't spread, so you can put them close together.  I used a spoon to press them down and form them into more of a cookie shape. The recipe says it makes 16 - mine made 17. 

Bake on 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Serve warm. Enjoy!

 The guiltless part?  Each cookie is only 35 calories! (1 PointsPlus)
It will vary slightly according to your mix-ins.  No sugar, no oil, no "junk." 

 I will be definitely be making these again!  The mix-ins are a must - I don't think they'd taste as good without any.  Next time I will definitely add cinnamon to mine.  What will you add to yours?


  1. I love these cookies!! I have made them with chopped walnuts and they were delicious!!!

  2. Loved these! NOM NOM NOM. Made them in a lil mini muffin tin...added in dark chocolate chips and cranberries and a pinch or two of cinnamon. I doubled the recipe but can't tell you how many it made bc my husband and I were poppin them in our mouths like popcorn! Yum!

  3. These, are fantastic! I added unsweetened dried cranberries and pure dark choc. chips 1/4 cup each for 1 batch!

  4. I just pulled these out of the oven and they are delicious! I added 3 T peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, craisins, and semi sweet choc chips.

    1. Yum! I have not tried them with peanut butter, but I bet that would be awesome! These little cookies are my favorites!

  5. Added raisins and cinnamon. next time maybe some Lilly's chocolate pieces.


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