Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Recipe | 3 comments

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Our table was cute…
And you know it ;)

First of all, a HUGE thanks to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! We managed (by some miracle) to raise a total of $1364.60 — $364.60 over our goal! Thanks to all of you generous people, we’ll be donating $682.30 each to Save the Children and Cookies for Kids Cancer. Of course, putting aside the worthy cause, we like to flatter ourselves and think that you actually bought our goodies because you thought they were simply delicious. ;)

Anyway, we had promised to share the recipes of the goodies we baked for the fundraiser and here’s a recipe so simple you’re not going to believe it. Did I mention it’s 110% healthy too? No, make that 150%! How does that even work? I don’t know.

Now that we’re all obsessed with the quick and instant, recipes calling for just two or three ingredients are getting ridiculously popular. Except one of the ingredients in most of those recipes go something along the lines of “1 box cookie/cake mix”. …Wait, what? How does that even count as one ingredient? I mean, really, c’MON people! So here’s a real TWO INGREDIENT recipe. Yep, I said it. I’ll even spell it out for you. T-W-O.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas
  • ~ 1 cup instant oatmeal

Note: You may have to add more or less oatmeal depending on how large and ripe your bananas are. If your batter’s too runny, add some more oatmeal.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Mash the bananas with the oats.IMAG0835
  3. Shape about a tablespoon of the mixture into balls.IMAG0836
  4. Flatten the balls. It won’t cook through in 15 minutes otherwise, but no worries! These cookies come out soft and chewy regardless of how thin you make them. They also don’t flatten out on their own while baking, so make sure to press them down!IMAG0838
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then let cool and enjoy~!

Ta da! How’s that for quick and easy?

Okay, that’s literally the bare bones two ingredient recipe. BUT! Feel free to add additional ingredients to it. I had added 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and 1/4 cup diced dark chocolate to mine. The nuts gave it an extra bit of crunch, and the chocolate added a slightly bittersweet taste to the cookies. Even though there isn’t any sugar added, the cookies are mildly and pleasantly sweet with a definite banana taste.

These are the perfect guiltless cookies to devour. Why? Well, if you think about it, you can eat a whole batch of these and all you’ve ingested are healthy foods. Yes, that includes the chocolate. 

What would you add to your cookies? Let us know!

~ AJ ~
Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang

 

3 Comments

  1. Apr-2-2013

    I added a little vanilla to some, and a little cinnamon to some. I preferred the plain and the vanilla to the cinnamon — I like your idea of adding nuts, or maybe peanut butter.

    Very nice, milk, soft cookies. My 18 month old loves them. Thanks for such an easy, healthy recipe!

  2. Apr-17-2013

    So glad you and your child liked them! Experimenting with different ingredients to add is the fun of it, and so yummy too :)

  3. Aug-26-2013

    Love these! I got a little experimental with my last batch and added crunchy organic peanut butter and raw local honey. Perfect on the go breakfast for my 15 month old! The only problem is she likes them so much she shoves a whole cookie in her mouth :P But then again I want to do that too …

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