Banana & Oat Guilt Free Cookies
These yummy gems are one of my GO-to treats when I’m craving something sweet because one, I always have everything I need, and two, they’re totally guiltless!
1. Preheat the oven to 350. 2. Spray the baking sheet with coconut oil nonstick spray. 3. In a bowl, mix 3 super ripe bananas, 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk, 1/3 cup of all natural apple sauce or you could do pumpkin purée, and 1 tsp of vanilla. 4. Mash all that together. 5. Then, slowly stir in 2 cups of quick oats and around 1 tsp of cinnamon. I used gluten free oats and normally I will toss them through the food processor to cut them up a bit first. Tonight I was a little lazy. 5. Lastly, fold in some mini chocolate chips. I did about 1/2 a cup. Once all is mixed, either use a small spoon or a small cookie scoop to lay 12 “cookies” on the sheet. Before placing them in oven, press them down to flatten because they won’t expand and it kind of makes them get a nice outer crust that’s crunchy! Pop them in the oven to bake for 17ish minutes or until they are cooked through and lightly browned as much as you want! You can’t mess these up and you can make so many variations too! Dried cranberries, nuts, blueberries….the possibilities are endless!