As parents, we all go through the struggles of getting our kids to eat the right foods. Sometimes we have to get sneaky and place it in foods and swirl it around to make sure they do not see it. But who are we kidding, those kids are way to smart for their own good. I ran across this recipe essentially for me because I wanted cookies, but not the ones that would kill my diet.
Little did I know that Syd was watching me and the smell that was coming out of the oven was enticing her to ask if she could help with anything. So I let them cool and set them down in front of her. I thought she would have taken one look at them and been, “you know what mom, I will pass on those so called cookies.” But she grabbed one quick and took a bite. The only words I could get out of her were “these are really good mom.” Yes, I know, my five year old calls me mom like she is a teenager. Not mommy, or momma, but mom. So grown it makes me want to cry.
So back to the cookies. These are super easy to make but the only thing you have to be sure you have are real ripe bananas. This brings the sweetness to the cookies and plus it makes it easier to mash and bring all together. But if you do not have time to wait for your bananas to ripen, just thrown them in a blender to mash and add just a little bit of sweetener. I would say Truvia (or whichever brand you prefer) or even just some raw honey.
So here is everything you are going to need:
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Cup Quick Oats
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
It is as easy as mixing all the ingredients together, setting the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. I scooped the cookies with an ice cream scooper and once they were placed on the cookie sheet, I smashed it down because this recipe will not flatten the cookies as they bake. This just helps give the cookie as actual cookie shape.