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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Banana Oatmeal Cookies - No Flour, Butter, Sugar, or Egg!


The other day one of the food blogs I follow on Facebook asked her followers if they had tried the two ingredient cookies with banana and rolled oats. Many commented that they had and that the cookies were delicious. So, I googled the two ingredient cookies, and I found this video. Yesterday I tried out the recipe, and I had pretty good results. I thought it was so cool that the banana, rolled oats, and walnuts that I used became a cookie after baking for 20 minutes in the oven. Who would have known? Today I tried them again, and this time I added shredded coconut and a small amount of dark chocolate chips to the mixture. They turned out amazing. They didn't really need the Nutella that we spread on a couple of them, but Nutella is fun... I hope you will be as amazed as I was with this cookie recipe. Enjoy!

Recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chips

INGREDIENTS:
1 large ripe to very ripe banana
Try the cookies with some Nutella! 
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats (such as Quaker Oats)
2 Tbsp. of flaked sweetened coconut
2 1/2 tsp. of mini semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a cookie sheet with baking spray or olive oil (I used olive oil). 

Put the banana, rolled oats, coconut, and chocolate chips into a medium sized bowl. Use your hands to mush all of the ingredients together until everything is very well incorporated. Scoop up some of the mixture into your hands, flatten into a circle, and then drop it onto the prepared baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the batter. You should be able to make at least 7 cookies with the batter, but some of you may be able to make more! Place in the oven. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes. Once you remove cookies from oven, immediately transfer them to a cooling rack or plate. Use a metal spatula to easily get cookies off of the baking sheet. Eat cookies plain, or try them with Nutella or peanut butter. Yum! 

Each cookie has approximately 75 calories (based on the recipe making 7 cookies). 
*Make cookies vegan by substituting raisins in place of the chocolate chips*

Recipe Adapted from: Blogilates

13 comments:

  1. Thanks-kids liked these! We skipped the coconut and added choc chips and raisins. Will try with sprinkles next time! Amy

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  2. Glad they liked them! The Picky Palate had a recipe for banana cookies with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows - kind of like Banana S'mores! Here is the link for it.
    http://picky-palate.com/2013/03/06/four-ingredient-banana-smores-cookies/

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  3. I can't wait to try this! But what about the walnuts? Did you forget to put them in the recipe, or do you think this cookie is better without them once you add the coconut and chocolate?

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    1. The cookies are great with just the coconut and chocolate - but I'm sure a few walnuts would add a nice touch too. I'm not sure why I didn't use them - it's quite possible that I had ran out of them!

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  4. AMAZING!! I tweaked it a little....I added 1 tbs natural unsweetened peanut butter, 2 tbs hemp seeds, and 1 scoop vanilla protein powder. I didn't have coconut, so my mind went everywhere and I couldn't tell it no! =D guilty pleasures!!! I love some of your ideas though!!

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    1. Glad you liked them! You made them super healthy :0)

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    2. OH and I used coconut oil to coat my cookie sheet!!

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  5. Today i try them out! It was a wonderful recipe! Instead of the coconut stuff i use carrot and it tasted very good! Im from colombia, and instead of sugar i use something that is kind off a sugar cane, its called panela. Its very sweet and more organic than sugar!

    Im gonna share this recipe with my friends, cause its cheap, easy and fun! Thanks !

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    1. Hi! I'm so glad that you liked the healthy cookies! Sounds like you made them even healthier by adding the carrots :0) I had never heard of panela - sounds like good stuff!
      Take care,
      Beth

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  7. just discovered your site...so happy I did!!! made these truly delicious-thank you!
    Can I freeze them???

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      So glad you liked the cookies! I have never tried to freeze them, but I think that should be fine. Enjoy!

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  8. I will be trying these soon :) Recently went GF and these sound great, especially because I have been trying to get my sweet and salty tooth fixes without wheat being involved!!! Thanks!

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