I’m serious – health cookies! When I’m really on my game I like to make a batch of these on sunday night for some healthy start of the week snacking (they don’t usually last all the way through the week). They are *so simple* to make and you can add as many chocolate chips as it takes for you to feel indulgent (they are more health than cookie, to be fair… but still good!). I don’t remember where I got the recipe from but these babies are all over pinterest so I’m going to credit the blogosphere as a whole.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 ripe bananas (can use frozen, just leave 10-15 min extra to take them out of the freezer and thaw enough for you to mash them)
- 30-60 semi-sweet, extra dark baking chips (or chocolate chips… I just like the dark)
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mash the bananas up in a bowl and then add the oats in once mashed
- Spoon into approximately 10 cookies (they’ll be really gloopey but that’s okay). I like to flatten them a bit and pack them tightly (they won’t expand).
- Add between 3-6 chocolate chips per cookie (or more! or things like nuts or raisins! this is just for those of us who like to know how many calories are in our health cookies). I like to “bury’ the chips inside the oats so that the chocolate will melt inside the cookie and not on top of it for maximum portability without staining.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottom edges start to get golden brown.
- You can eat them right away, put them in the fridge for a few days to elongate life-span, or freeze and then microwave to reheat!
The batch will be between ~580-650 calories (depending on chocolate chip levels/type of chocolate). I divided into 10 cookies, so that’s approximately 60-65 calories/cookie.