Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Tasty little cookies with no added fat or sugar - these are so guilt-free, they can be eaten for breakfast. Adapted from theskinnyfork.com's Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
- 1 cup mashed bananas or 2 ripe bananas
- 1⁄3 cup peanut butter (natural if you have it)
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mash bananas with a fork and mix in peanut butter, apple sauce, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
- Stir in oats and coconut.
- Drop by tablespoon onto a non stick cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray). I use a small cookie scooper.
- Flatten a bit to shape the cookie (they don't rise or spread at all when baking).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
- Allow to cool, and enjoy!
I agree with the other reviewer who said these cookies were terrible. They were bland. I mean, they had all the subtle flavors from the ingredients, but overall, they tasted like lumps of bland oats. Nothing stood out. I do feel like I wasted my ingredients.
I'm sorry, I don't mean to be insulting but this was terrible. I'm not one that typically posts reviews, so please know that the only reason for my post is to spare others from wasting their ingredients on this recipe, like I unfortunately did :(
The ingredients may be healthy but just because you bake a concoction in a circle doesn't make it a cookie. It's really soft, I even cooked another 4 minutes to see if I could firm them up. They should be called baked oatmeal. There is nothing wrong with baked oatmeal, it is just not what I was aiming for