This morning was really dreary outside and for whatever reason when that happens, I go into organization mode. I think it’s my way of continuosly moving so I don’t become blah on the couch. Isabella was preoccupied playing so I decided to start with the kitchen. I noticed we had really ripe bananas and I thought about making banana bread but then our freezer was already over flowing with muffins so one more baked item wasn’t such a great idea.
I remembered a while back when Sunny Anderson (she’s on food network) was on Rachael Ray’s show, she did this two ingredient recipe segment that caught my attention. First off, how is it possible to make cookies with just two ingredients? They are healthy too and I figured it’s a good snack for Isabella to have (and myself of course, I can’t turn down any cookie…except peanut butter).
I highly recommend you guys try this, I’m willing to bet most of you usually have ripe bananas on hand and are never sure what to do with them. They become so naturally sweet that you won’t miss any of the refined sugar in a typical cookie. I also added ground flax seed for a boost of omegas. It makes exactly a dozen.
All you need is:
2 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
1 cup of rolled oats
(I like to pulse them in the food processor a bit to break up the pieces. Or you can stick them in a large ziplock bag and take out all your frustration on them but make sure it’s coarse)
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse or crush the rolled oats and add them to a bowl. Put the two bananas in and mash them with a fork. It should mash easily when they’re ripe. Mix until well combined. Next add the chocolate chips…or coconut…or nuts if you want. Use a small cookie scooper and place them on a baking sheet. If you don’t have one of those fancy baking mats, parchment paper will do fine.
They don’t spread much so you can fit all of them on the baking sheet. I press them down a bit so they’re easier to eat (Isabella’s mouth can only open so wide). This was before I did that.
Bake them for 15 minutes. They make look like they’re not done but that’s because the bananas keep them really moist. Cool them for 5 minutes and enjoy!
I told you they were easy. Best part is, our little pituchi loved them 🙂 Yes that’s Autumn’s collar around her neck…
I heard it’s a fashion trend these days.