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Banana Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Spice Cookies

I eat four to five times a day: breakfast, lunch, snack 1, dinner, and often snack 2 before bed. Because I am picky (sorry not sorry), my meals tend to be pretty simple and routine. Think lots of toast, oatmeal, and butter lettuce salads. I know what healthier dishes I like and I try to cook to this taste, as opposed to what I am told is “good” for me. In other words, I don’t force myself to eat buckets of kale just because people think it is the saving grace of the health and wellness world.

When it comes to my snacks, however, I am always up for experimenting. Ricotta and fig toast? Why not! Almond butter chocolate shake? Sounds good to me. But on busy weeks when this just isn’t a possibility, I tend to turn to my go to recipes so I can make sure I am out the door on time.

These simple cookies are ready in 20 minutes. All you need are a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and an arm that is prepared to mash bananas into obliteration.

So what are you waiting for? GF, DF, and RSF, these chewy, banana oatmeal spice cookies are what you need.

What is your go-to simple snack when you are hungry? I looove anything with bananas and nut butters. Do you?

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup runny nut butter
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp oatmeal spice (optional)
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tbs dark chocolate
  • ½ tsp coconut oil

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the two bananas until pureed. Add in the egg, whisking to ensure the yolk and whites are distributed throughout. Next, add the almond butter, again mixing thoroughly, and then the various spices and vanilla. Finally, add in the oats, making sure there are no clumps within the batter.

Once the oven is ready, coat a baking sheet with coconut oil or parchment paper. Scoop the mixture onto the tray, giving them enough space to spread a bit. Place in the oven and cook for 15-17 minutes.

As the cookies are baking, place the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Cook on high, for about forty seconds, removing the dish after every ten to stir the chocolate.

Once the cookies are done, drizzle the chocolate over the top. Let the cookies cool and chocolate harden before enjoying!

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