3 Ingredient “Hit The Spot” Cookies

These cookies are healthy, super fast to make and enjoyed by the whole family.

Every now and then, I just want to reach for something sweet but do not want the calories and/or fat that most sweet items have. Enter what has been nicknamed on the internet as “the skinny cookie”. Some have walnuts, some have peanut butter and others have applesauce. I have tried most variations and have never been very impressed and then the simplest of the recipes popped up and they are now my “go-to” sweet treat. I have tried adding cinnamon and other slight modifications to adapt them but bottom line is the 3 ingredients work as is.

I find these are best eaten the day of baking. The banana flavor intensifies after a day. Also, some reviews state the texture is off. These will not taste like a regular cookie texture-wise but they hit the spot in terms of wanting something sweet and if my kids gobble them up quickly – the texture must be aok! Change them up a bit too if you would like – a raisin/cinnamon combination sounds yummy.

Why Healthy

  • Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.
  • Oats contain a good amount of protein, are high in fiber, and rich in thiamine, folate, B5, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
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    3 Ingredient “Hit The Spot” Cookies

    Yield: Makes 12 to 16

    Prep Time: 10 mins

    Cook Time: 15 mins

    Ingredients:

    2 Medium Ripe Bananas
    1 Cup Uncooked Old-Fashioned Oats
    1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or better yet, simply line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl with the flat end of a fork.
    Add oats and mix well, fold in the chocolate chips.
    Spoon or scoop the dough using a small cookie scoop onto the prepared cookie sheet.
    Bake for 15 minutes.

     

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