I feel like this is how most of my cooking adventures start. I buy a lot of bananas, eat a lot of them, freeze some of them, and STILL have bananas that end up going too brown. And I mean almost-black brown. So I end up making a lot of banana/oat-based creations. This one isn't revolutionary, but I threw it all together and loved how they turned out. I can definitely work on tweaking it, but this is a really good base to work from. I hope you dig them. <3
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 cups oats (more for drier cookies)
- 1 apple, chopped (I used granny smith this time, but I prefer pink lady)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Form into 12 cookies (about 2 tbsp each) on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until desired firmness.
- Enjoy after they've cooled!
These are so versatile. Leave the apple out and add walnuts, peanut butter, chocolate chips, blueberries, or raisins instead. Or anything else you'd like to try! Let me know if you try them. :)
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.