These four ingredient banana oatmeal cookies are simple, delicious, and healthy!
This is the time of year when I start to lightly freak out.
And why is that, you ask?
Well, because this is the time of year when lots of things begin appearing on my calendar. And they are all good things, but they are still things, and they are the kind of things that require planning. Like our anniversary, and then Halloween, and then my older son’s birthday, and then Thanksgiving, and then all the madness that leads up to Christmas. (As much as I try to cut down on the madness each year, there is always some lingering chaos.
And then there are other things to do, (again, all wonderful things), like potty learning, and outgrowing a toddler bed, and trips to IKEA (that’s happening today – ugh, wish me luck!), and cleaning and decluttering before we batten down the hatches for winter.
So all that activity makes me a little crazy. And when I get stressed, I have this tendency to bake and then eat all the treats. But luckily, I found a good solution, and it’s these little four ingredient banana oatmeal cookies.
We’ve all seen the Pinterest recipes for two ingredient cookies, right? (Spoiler, it’s oats and a banana). And that certainly sounds very healthy, but I just felt like I needed a little something more. So I added chocolate chips and peanut butter. No added sweeteners or oil or anything else, so these banana oatmeal cookies are a pretty healthy option!
To make these four ingrdient banana oatmeal cookies, you just throw all the ingredients together and mix well. Bake for ten minutes, and then you have cookies! I used a banana that was ripe but not too ripe, and these turned out really well. These cookies are not super sweet. They do have sweetness from the banana and from the chocolate chips of course, but I just want to mention that they are not as sweet as other cookies.
These vegan banana oatmeal cookies are a great option when you need a treat but don’t want to stray too far from your healthy diet. If you’re looking for a more traditional recipe without the banana, these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a delicious option!
Four Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup peanut butter You can use sunbutter or a different nut butter if desired.
- 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the banana in a bowl and mash well with a fork. Stir in the oats and peanut butter and mix together.
Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
Drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Let cookies cool for about 15 minutes before eating. Makes 10 cookies.
These four ingredient banana oatmeal cookies are:
- a healthy dessert or snack
- easy to make
- perfect for when you’re in a hurry!
These are also a good breakfast cookie option, too!
How is your month going? Have you started to stress about the busy holiday season yet?