Hey! Its Hannah (:
So I just got back from ski break today and I was really in the mood to bake something...that I can actually eat, something that was super quick and did not need a lot of ingredients. (: I saw this recipe on pinterest before and I decided to try it out and add my own twist on it! I mean come on, all this recipe requires is 2 bananas and 1 cup of quick oats!! Check out the original recipe here: The Burlap Bag
First of all, if you are like me and thought that quick oats and regular oats were the same thing, here is a little oatmeal education for you..THEY ARE DIFFERENT. Trust me, I found out the-not-so-super-tasty-way. Now you can make these with normal oats (like I did) but they will come out a little chewier than if you make them with quick oats.
Okay, so to start this recipe off...you need to find yourself 2 ripe bananas. I mean ripe, not yellow banans that are still edible, I'm talking about the neglected brownish bananas that are probably still sitting on your counter because you dont feel like throwing them away (Don't worry, I do the same thing) (: The second and final ingredient (for the basic cookie) is 1 cup of quick oats. Since I can't have dairy and I don't really eat a lot of sugar, I decided to throw in some 99% Cacao chocolate to give it more flavor. I'm warning you now, 99% Cacao chocolate is not the sweetest stuff in the world...It is really bitter so I suggest maybe throwing in some coconut, or normal chocolate chips if you want the sweet taste! Now that you have all your ingredients, the second to last step is to mash everything together to get it to a dough consistency. Then, place in the oven and bake for 15 min (:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup quick oats
- Add-ins of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Combine the banana and quick oats and mash together.
- Add in the other toppings/add-ins of your choice
- Spoon onto GREASED (and yes, it must be greased) cookie sheet
- Place in oven and bake for 15 min.