5 Ingredient Banana + Oat Cookies
Have you wondered what to do with bananas that are nearly too brown to deal with? Make banana bread! Ha, ha just kidding. That’s a classic go-to with bananas, but these 5 ingredient bananas + oat cookies are easier and just as tasty as classic banana bread.
Spend around 10 minutes whipping up a batch of these healthy, yet tasty cookies. Throw in chocolate chunks, raisins, or nuts for an extra goodness.
Flaxseeds are one of the best plant-based sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) a short-chain omega-3 fatty acid. Manitoba Milling is company that sells flax products and generously sent me their milled flaxseeds. I used it in this recipe to add more nutritional benefits. The flaxseed goes unnoticed and adds the good stuff to keep brain and heart health up. Getting enough healthy fats is sometimes a question that comes up with a plant-based diet. Sneaking flaxseed into your food is an excellent way to stay on top of omega-3 intake.
If you want to use the same milled flax that I did you can visit Manitoba Milling. Use the code “25manitoba” at checkout to save 25% off your purchase.
1 cup gluten-free oats
2 ripe bananas
1 Tbsp milled flaxseed
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
peanut butter drizzle (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a blender add gluten-free oats and blend until flour-like consistency is reached.
Using a separate bowl mash bananas. Mash em' real good.
Once mashed add oat flour, cocoa powder, and milled flaxseed and mix together until combined.
Scoop batter out into little dollops onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
you can use parchment paper instead of greasing.
KEEP REFRIGERATED AFTER BAKING- but seriously, just trust me on this one.