I discovered this recipe on Pinterest (love this for ideas when you get bored of eating the same things!) and I couldn't believe that something with only two ingredients ( no butter, syrup or sugar! ) - would taste SO good! But it does!
You can use add ins as well, to mix it up a bit - for a treat at the weekend maybe, put in a few chocolate chips or cherries and they are really yummy and because the majority of it is oats - they are really filling. I find the hardest time when the hunger sets in is around 3pm, so one (or 2 maybe!) of these with a cuppa is ideal and because they look like cookies you think you're having a treat. Surprisingly they taste a little like banana bread! Also great for kids lunch boxes! And with no add ins they can be a great on the healthy breakfast.
2 large - or 3 small - old bananas
180 grams Oats (gluten free or standard)
Set oven to 180 degrees
Place oats in a blender or food processor and blend until the oats become the consistency of flour, or slightly rougher if you prefer. (I was in a hurry on one occasion and didn't blitz the oats at all and they came out fine, so try both and see which consistency you prefer)
In a large bowl combine the mashed banana and oats until thoroughly mixed together.
Mix in any add ins you are using
Either use a table spoon to drop the dough onto a non stick baking sheet or roll with your hands and flatten a little.
Bake for around 12 - 15 minutes until the cookies are set. Depends on how big they are, but I normally I bake for just over 15. You can see when they get firm, or tear one apart to check its not sticky in the middle - unless you like it like that of course!
Cookies will keep in a covered container for a few days or they can be frozen. This recipe makes about 12 - 14. They are fab warm from the oven too
Ideas for Add ins:- This obviously increases the calorie content but nice to mix it up a bit!
Plain or Milk Choc chips
Desiccated coconut - my fave!
Dried cranberries / raisins / apricots / dates etc
Chopped walnuts or almonds
Happy baking x