If you know anything about me I have ZERO confidence in the kitchen when it comes to “baking” and am known to “screw up” any sweet treat I ever try to make. Ironically I love finding healthier alternatives for my favorite sugar filled treats and have a long list of so many to try.
Tonight my son asked me (with the sweetest voice and puppy eyes) if we could make a “treat” together. My heart sunk at first (that is when the low baking confidence comes in), but I immediately said OF COURSE baby!!! I quickly went over to my Pinterest (so many pins to choose from) and we searched the options together. He saw these and said ➡Lets try them! Although I was hesitant I figured how the heck could I “screw” up these simples cookies.
Inspired by ➡ http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/ and made with extra LOVE from Mommy to Troy! :)
Smiling after we did the 1st taste test and they received TWO thumbs up from my son!
- 2 large old bananas (we used fresher ones and they were fine)
- 1 cup of oats
You can add in extras if you like. We added small chocolate chips and plan on adding some peanut or almond butter next time ➡ there WILL be a next time because these were SO dang good. Other options to add ➡ cinnamon, raisins, crushed walnut pieces, etc
Cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees on a GREASED cookie sheet and that is IT! For real ➡ SO easy!!!
Amount of cookies you get out of this recipe depends on how big you make them. We got 12 and within a few minutes they were gone. 4 each (3 of us) and we were happy campers on a Friday night. BEST part is (besides how easy they are to make) ➡ they are healthy with just a few chocolate chips if you go that way. I did NOT feel guilty at all eating these!
Thinking of making these with raisins for my son as a quick breakfast or snack. Hey it is only oatmeal, raisins and bananas (maybe some pb too)! He does not like oatmeal alone (either does my husband) so this is a WIN in my book!
ENJOY and let me know if you LOVE these as much as we did!