I can’t get enough sugar these days, and with my new workout routine, I am constantly hungry in general. Not wanting to ruin all of my hard work, keeping up with the Tone It Up crew, I have been searching for a healthy solution. In a near-famished state the other day, I went on the hunt for some delicious, easy, cookies. After too many Google searches, I finally found the perfect recipe (i.e. I already had everything stocked in my pantry).
This recipe consists of three ingredients: bananas, oats, and peanut butter. Sounds crazy, tastes delicious. I gave one to my hubby – the pickiest man alive – and he loved it. I love them too, but I am a sucker for simple, healthy recipes. And granola, obviously.
That’s enough talking about these bundles of protein, let’s get to the recipe already! I found it on Running on Real Food and have been in love ever since.
2 ripe bananas
2 cups of gluten-free quick oats
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
Yield: 16 small cookies
Preheat the oven to 350º and line with parchment. I like the all natural stuff.
Mash the bananas with a fork and give them a good stir to mix up all of the lumps. Add the oats and the peanut butter and stir to combine. Once the oats are all over the peanut butter and banana, you are good to start rolling!
The mixture is pretty sticky, so be prepared.
Use a spoon and your fingers to make little balls. Put them on the parchment and press lightly.
Bake for 15 minutes. They should be lightly browned and firm when done. Let them cool before eating. I find that they are even better the next day.