Here is another post for you busy stock trading moms especially those with young children. I’ve been making these since my baby could eat and he loves them. They look like cookies but they’re way healthier. With just 2 ingredients they couldn’t be any easier and who doesn’t have overly ripe bananas sitting around now and then? When I do I just whip up a quick batch of these gems and throw them in the freezer.
- 1 Banana
- ¾ Cup Oats
Oven Temp 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes
GREASED (learned that one the hard way) cookie sheet.
That’s it. Seriously.
Just mush up the banana and grind up the oats a little (if they are instant oats you can skip the grinding part). I throw my oats into my baby bullet to grind them up a bit but you could use a food processor or blender too. It’s okay if there are still some big oats. Then I just mix them together and if I want I add a few mix-ins. Some possibilities include, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, shredded coconut, almonds, chocolate or cinnamon or butterscotch chips, vanilla, almond flavoring or anything else your little heart desires.
So many possibilities but this time I decided to add almonds and shredded coconut.
Here they are about to go into the oven after a quick little fork smoosh (everyone knows what a smoosh is right?)
They taste best right out of the oven but can keep a couple of days on the counter. I throw most of mine in the freezer and take them out when I need them. Especially when we’re on the run to the park, doing errands or on the way to a play group and I know I’ll need a quick snack for the little guy. A few seconds in the microwave thaws it out in a hurry or just about 15 minutes at room temp does the trick too.
And I’ll let you in on a little secret…adults kinda like them too. Especially when considering how healthy they are compared to a typical cookie. Great for a quick breakfast on the run too.
You can see here they passed the taste test.