Two Ingredient Cookies


Has anyone read this post and said, yeah right.  Well so did I, but I figured what the heck, I have a few bananas that need used and there is always oatmeal in my house.   That’s it, those are the two ingredients you need to make these cookies.  Of course, I wasn’t about to let it go with that, I added Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips and coconut.  I took them when I went up to visit a girlfriend.  We both agreed, a yummy alternative and only 2points each with the chocolate and coconut.  BUT, I will not add the coconut in again – just doesn’t add enough flavor for the points.

banan-oat-cookies-ingredientsIngredients

  • 2 large bananas (can be a few days old for easier mashing)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash the bananas in a medium bowl. Add the oats and whichever mix-ins you choose and mix.
  3. Shape into balls with your hands and place on a baking pan covered with parchment paper (I used parchment instead of greasing the pan). Press down into a disc shape if desired.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes (mine were done after 12).

Yield: 12-16 cookies

HINT: This basic recipe tastes great on its own but you can also change it up by adding mix-ins of your choice here are some suggestions

  • Milk, white or dark chocolate chips and a pinch of cinnamon (as in picture)
  • Apple and sultana
  • Raisins or Cranberries
  • Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts

The combinations are endless and only limited by your imagination, try experimenting and add your own suggestions in the comments section.

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