Easy Oatmeal Cookies, Sort Of

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  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 ripe banana

Preheat your oven to 350℉. Mush up the banana and add the oats. Stir until the mixture reaches a pliable consistency. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and place it in the oven. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Enjoy warm, with a glass of milk.

A Few Words About the Recipe

This recipe for oatmeal cookies is almost too simple. I first made these when I was going through a health kick, and I was impressed at how well they curbed my craving for something sweet. Plus, I didn’t have to worry about them adding inches to my waistline. These were tasty and healthy, which was a wonderful combination.

Mashed Banana

Now, admittedly, these so-called oatmeal cookies are nothing compared to their more decadent counterparts. However, it’s easy to add anything from vanilla to chocolate chips if you feel like you want something a little tastier. If nothing else, you can use these oatmeal cookies to convince yourself you’re eating dessert when you’re really not.

Another great thing about this recipe is its simplicity. Since it only requires two ingredients, it’s easy to remember. It’s also a great way for kids to get involved because it’s easy for them to follow and understand the directions. It’s fun for them to use a fork, or even their hands, to mash up the banana. You can also have kids add handfuls of oats and gauge if they need more. Kids can get their hands dirty and learn a little bit about baking in the process.

Go Nuts

A huge perk of how easy this recipe is would be the ability to experiment. You can try a few variations of the recipe without investing an enormous chunk of time into it. I like to add cinnamon to my oatmeal cookies and prefer to eat them while they’re still warm. There’s no denying they’re not nearly as good once they’re cold. Now, go nuts and discover your favorite version.

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