5 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies
Bananas are nature’s fibre rich sweetener! . Not only that but they are high in potassium, pectin (a type of fibre), Vitamins B6 & C and magnesium. Potassium helps keep electricity flowing through your body to power up your heart beat, while pectin promotes optimal digestion and blood sugar and Vitamin B6 is needed for your happy & sleep hormone serotonin to be manufactured. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and magnesium is your chill’n mineral promoting more restful sleep and reduces stress.
Power Food: Bananas
Prep. Time: 5 min. | Cook Time: 20 min. |Total Time: 25 min. | Servings: 24 |Serving Size: 1
Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy
- 3 bananas (ripe), mashed
- 2 cups oatmeal flakes
- ½ apple, shredded or 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 egg or *“chia egg” for vegan version
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk i.e. almond
Optional Add Ins:
- Chocolate Chip: 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon & ½ cup chocolate chips
- Blueberry Gems: 1 tsp. cinnamon & ½ cup blueberries
- Walnut Raisin: 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ¼ cup raisins, ½ cup walnuts
- Lemon Berry Delight: 1 Tbsp. lemon zest, ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Place a heaping tablespoon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and gently press until about ½ inch thick with a fork (if they are too thick it will take longer to cook). Don’t forget to leave space between cookies i.e. about 2 inches to avoid a “giant cookie”!
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely and store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.
*To make a “chia egg” simply add 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds + 3 Tbsp. of water, mix well and let stand for 5 minutes. Use wherever an egg is called for in baking recipes.
Nutritional Facts (without Add Ins) : Calories 42.4 | Total Fat 0.8 g | Saturated Fat 0.2 g | Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g | Cholesterol 7.8 mg | Sodium 3.2mg | Potassium 58.1 mg | Total Carbohydrate 8.2g | Natural Sugar 2.2 g | Dietary Fiber 1.1 g | Protein 1.3 g | *Vitamin B6 4.5% | Vitamin C 2.5% | *Iron 2.1% | *Vitamin B1 2.1% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs