Wanna know how this recipe was born? (I promise it’ll be a short short story).
It all began with my craving for cookies, on an ordinary weeknight. I literally threw 8 ingredients into a bowl, formed cookies, then baked them.
They are as simple as they sound: these healthy (and vegan) banana bread cookies with oats are your next fave healthy cookies recipe!
How to make these banana bread cookies
I have to be honest with you: it also sounds “stupid” to me at this point to write a whole blog post on these banana bread cookies. Because they are SO SIMPLE!!!
I could spend the all day describing you their flavor though! (not gonna do that, don’t worry).
So, in this post I’m just gonna share the couple of steps that you’ll need to take in order to make these beauties, and then focus on their characteristics (texture, consistency etc)
- Combine bananas, oil, sugar and stir;
- Add dry ingredients and stir again;
- BAKE then ENJOY!
1 bowl, 8 minutes (approximately) to make them, a few simple ingredients. What more could you ask for from life?
If you’re wondering “Are they like regular cookies?”, no they are not. Sorry to disappoint you. They do not have that typical thin and crispy consistency. Or sugary and buttery.
In fact, they don’t even contain that much sugar (only 20 gr + fructose from banana). And there’s no traces of butter.
When you’ll bite them, you’ll realize they’re more like a cake, and that’s why I called them banana bread cookies. They are slightly chewy, but it’s just like eating a delicious oat banana bread in a form of cookies. Makes sense?
Anyway, we REALLY LOVED them!
Cookies that are nutritious, for real…
Delicious cookies that are both delicious and nutritious are not a dream. They are reality.
And for a recipe developer/blogger, it’s like…BINGO!!!
If you take a look at the ingredients, you’ll see they basically are made with oats, bananas, oil and a tiny amount of sugar.
Oats and also bananas are AMAZING for our health.
You can eat them for breakfast: a couple of these cookies are enough to satisfy your palate and belly (they have a few fats that will make you feel “full”).
Oats or ground oats?
For this banana bread cookies recipe, I’ve tried using:
- a mix of finely ground oats + old fashioned oats (first test)
- roughly ground oats (second test)
Both were a success! In the photos, you see the ones made with roughly ground oats (that I ground with my food processor).
How can I store these cookies?
Well, I have to be honest. They lasted less than 24 hours.
We ate 2 of them straight out of the oven, 2 for dessert, 4 for breakfast and 2 as a morning snack. Too much, I know. *shame on us* (for real though, I do not suggest doing that, but they’re so gooooood).
Anyway, store them into an airtight container/ziploc bag.
Can I freeze them?
I’ve never tried freezing them when baked. In my opinion, they wouldn’t be as good as eaten on the same/next day.
Short answer: no.
If you’re wondering if you can freeze the dough, try it! That could be a solution if you want to make them in advance, then bake them at the moment.
Do you have other questions?
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HEALTHY BANANA BREAD COOKIES
- 1 cup Mashed bananas - (200 gr)
- ½ cup Coconut oil or any other oil (no EVO) - (80 gr)
- 3 tablespoons Brown sugar - (20 gr)
- 2 cups + 3 tablespoons Ground oats (see notes in the post) - (160 gr)
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 pinch Salt
- 2.5 ounces Dark chocolate chunks or chips - 70 gr
- Preheat the oven at 356° F (180° C)
- In a bowl, combine mashed bananas, oil, brown sugar and give a quick stir.
- Add oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips/chunks. Stir until you get a thicker batter. It should be sticky.
- Use an ice cream scoop to form the cookies, then flatten them using your wet hands.
- Bake for about 12 mminutes. DONE! Easy uh?
If you LOVE banana bread you should try this MOIST vegan banana bread recipe! It’s one of the most loved on the blog.
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