Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free)
By thesavvykitchen on February 19, 2014
Today's Secret Recipe Club recipe comes from Jamie over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. If you ever find yourself in a rut and need inspiration for crafts or meals, her site is the place to go! She has an incredible amount of tutorials and recipe posts, so it's a ton of fun to scroll through her site and get some ideas for future projects!
Since Chris and I were getting ready for our Jamaica trip when I was assigned her blog, I had to force myself to steer clear of some of the carb-loaded recipes and gravitate towards the healthier ones instead. And not only are these healthy, but I only needed two ingredients!! What more could I ask for?
The bananas act as the glue to hold these cookies together, while the oats add some texture and crunch. I opted to add some coconut flakes and chocolate chips because, well, I could. But you could totally leave them out to make them even healthier. These are moist and delicious! If you're craving sweets but want to stay healthy, these are the way to go. These are a great snack for kids, too. Enjoy!
Makes 16 cookies
- 2 very ripe, large bananas
- 1 cup of quick oats
- Handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips*
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp. shredded coconut*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mash the 2 bananas and mix in the quick oats. Stir everything together and add in your optional mix-ins.
Spoon cookie dough onto a very well greased cookie sheet. Flatten out the cookies since they will not spread during the baking process.
Bake for 15 to 19 minutes or until the cookies look done.
*Adding these mix-ins may make the cookie not gluten-free.
Source: The Savvy Kitchen
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