Bananas, it’s a love hate relationship in this house. I likely spend $96 a year on bananas just to throw them out. All of sudden your kid or your husband asks why you don’t buy bananas anymore, you finally go to the market to fulfill their grocery wishes, and they only eat one from the bunch. Annoying. Myself included, I buy bananas to force myself to make healthy choices when it comes to snacking, but I accidently end up with a glass of pinot. It does has grapes in it though.
So a favorite I like to make is my rotten banana cookies, because any fruit tastes better in a cookie.
- 4 overriped bananas
- 2 1/2 cups of uncooked oatmeal
- 8 oz dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
Preheat oven for 350. After peeling the bananas, place them in a large bowl and mash them until creamy. Some lumps are fine. I like to use a potato masher. Add in oatmeal, chocolate chips, and cinammon. Blend well together. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Or you can just spray a cookie sheet if you don’t have parchment. I place a generous spoonful drop of batter about an inch apart from each other. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Yummy served warm. These cookies don’t have a long shelf life, so I suggest consuming within 3 days. They just taste chewy after a few days.
I love making these because I don’t feel I wasted money on bananas, I just repurposed them if you will. These also make for a healthy snack. No flour, no added sugar and they say dark chocolate is good for you, right?