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Baked! Two-ingredient cookies.

March 5, 2013

You guys, I love cookies. Love. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and that recipe from The New York Times a few years ago is my go-to (they’re especially great for ice cream sandwiches, too). But I love sugar cookies, gingersnapspeanut butter cookies, sandwich cookies–basically any kind of cookie, with the exception of those with dried fruit (ick!).

Now obviously, those kinds of cookies, especially when consumed in multiples, are not particularly healthy. So I was thrilled to discover these two-ingredient cookies on The Burlap Bag via Cup of Jo. All you need to make them is two old bananas and a cup (maybe a little more) of oatmeal–and that’s it. I added a handful of chocolate chips to mine, but they’re still really healthy and they’re irresistible, especially right out of the oven. Yum.

All you have to do is mash the bananas and oats together, then stir in whatever add-ins you like (walnuts would be good, and next time I’m going to add some cinnamon and a dash of salt to take the flavor up a notch). Bake for 10-12 minute and boom: Delicious, healthy cookies that you don’t have to feel bad about eating. Now that I can get behind.

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  • Reply
    Mrs. I
    March 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I made something similar with added walnuts, cinnamon and raisins (yes, I know you’d never add those). And I really liked them. I wouldn’t call them cookies though. I tried to tell Joe they were cookies and then he tried one and it was all over, lol. The texture is just different.

    Oh, and I froze my leftover ones and just popped them in the microwave for a couple seconds when I wanted one and they were good that way too.

    • Reply
      Megan
      March 6, 2013 at 2:45 am

      Ew, raisins! 😉 I don’t know, I think I’d still call them cookies, but only because I don’t know what else to call them. Adding chocolate chips to them, like I did with a batch, also makes them more cookie-like, haha.

      Definitely going to try the microwave trick!

  • Reply
    Lexi
    March 6, 2013 at 3:07 am

    I always find the best recipes on a Cup of Jo … and I am totally guilty of loving all cookies (so bad!)
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    • Reply
      Megan
      March 6, 2013 at 3:28 am

      Yes! Her “best food” series is so good. 🙂

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    eileen ragan | leanerbythelake.com
    March 7, 2013 at 2:54 am

    I currently have a post drafted in my WordPress dashboard on this EXACT recipe after coming across it on Cup of Jo. I’ve been raving about the healthy and delicious finished product to anyone who will listen. Seriously, they are just the best! Anyways, you’ll be seeing this guy pop up over on LBL, as well 🙂 Cheers, to friends with like taste. I feel like I’m always saying that here!

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