You may have noticed I am not usually the recipe poster of the two of us. That is because if it isn’t easy, I’m not making it. My “clean” meals are also usually really, really boring. I recently saw the following recipe in a local Neighborhood Wellness facebook group. It met all of my cooking and eating requirements — healthy ingredients and easy. I made these today and had to share with you!
Oatmeal Banana Nut “Cookies”
2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup of oats (I used gluten-free, organic oats)
1/2 cup of walnuts
Mix all ingredients together. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
That is IT! My one tip would be after forming them into cookie shaped balls on the sheet, pat them down a little bit. They did not “flatten out” like normal cookies would. I actually patted them down with a few minutes left when I noticed this.
These hit the spot for a slightly sweet treat, but I also may use them for a quick, easy pre-run breakfast option. I made a few of them without the walnuts to share with a friend that prefers things nut-less. They seemed to come out just as well. I personally like them with the walnuts for the healthy fats, but it is good to know they have that option for anyone with an allergy (pr preference). I will definitely be making these again!