Thursday, April 12, 2012

Banana Oat Cookies

I make these as a healthy snack or dessert for Logan, but they go pretty quickly since everyone else can't keep their hands off them, including me. They never held together well though, so I pretty much had to follow Logan around with a broom. But in a stroke of genius, I used coconut oil instead of safflower, in hopes that the cookies wouldn't crumble as easily. It worked!

There is no added sugar in this recipe, making it the perfect snack for kids, and even adults who are looking for a heathy alternative to regular cookies. They're a breeze to make, and have only 5 ingredients.

Banana Oat Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. The coconut oil needs time to solidify and hold the cookies together.
  4. Drop the mixture on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for around 17 minutes, or until the cookies start to brown on the sides.

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