If things just aren’t going your way, these cookies will cheer you right up! AND… You won’t have to feel bad about ruining your diet just because you need a cookie!
I found this recipe online quite some time ago and modified it to suit my needs. I was literally dying for a cookie, but didn’t want something loaded with butter, sugar, and flour. These are made with bananas, oatmeal, canola oil, and chocolate chips. Good, right?!
There’s nothing like the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in your oven.
I’d describe these as more of a soft cookie. They’d be great for breakfast with a glass of ice cold milk.
For a variation, you could omit the chocolate chips and add raisins and cinnamon if you like. I also loooove these with chopped walnuts. My mom doesn’t care for bananas and wants to try this recipe with applesauce. I haven’t yet, but I bet they’d turn out great! Either way, I think these cookies are open to a lot of experimenting.
Here’s the story about why I needed these cookies today…
It’s been about a month since I’ve actually cooked anything. We’ve been doing some updates in our super outdated kitchen, and it took way longer than we expected. Also, I’ve had a major mental block and haven’t been able to come up with any recipe ideas, so Bill came up with some for me.
On Monday I made Pad Thai. Bill found me a recipe, but it wasn’t a very good one (eek). Then today, he had planned for me to make a chicken curry with NO recipe. It was my first time ever trying it, and it was pretty much an epic fail. I’m not sure what I was thinking.
Here’s a pic…
It wasn’t gross by any means but definitely not “blog worthy”.
If you have a good homemade (healthy-ish) chicken curry recipe please let me know! I can’t wait to try again.
But for now… I’ll just eat these cookies!
- 3 ripe bananas
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until no longer lumpy. If bananas aren’t very ripe, a hand mixer may be used. Stir in oil, oats, chocolate chips, and vanilla.
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- For each cookie, spoon about 2 tablespoons of cookie mixture (or more depending on how big you want the cookie) onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Move cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Makes about 24 cookies.
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