4.11.2012

Go Bananas

Sometimes I feel like I am going bananas, especially when the kids are home this week for spring break!

Today my daughter was whining for a banana while we were driving in the car (don’t you love when they are screaming while you are driving?). 

When we got home, my daughter did not forget about the banana.  Unfortunately, all my bananas were rotten!  I have so many healthy and delicious recipes for bananas (you will have to check in periodically to read them all). 

Here is the super simple and healthy banana recipe I quickly whipped up this afternoon while my kids were running around the house acting like monkeys.  Yes, they were actually jumping and making monkey noises!  They like to pretend our house is a zoo!
Simple Ingredients Make Delicious Healthy Cookies
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe- bakes 6 cookies
Baking spray
1 cup applesauce
2 bananas- mashed (the more ripe the banana, the sweeter the cookie)
1 cup quick oats
½ tsp baking soda
4 child handfuls of chocolate chips


1.)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.)  On a baking sheet, spray on baking spray.
3.)  In a mixing bowl, combine applesauce, bananas, oats, and baking soda.  Mix.
4.)  Drop in chocolate chips.  Mix.
5.)  With a tablespoon, place cookies 1 inch apart and slightly flatten each cookie with bottom of spoon. 
6.)  Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges of cookies turn a slight brown.

     This healthy sweet treat tastes decadent when served warm.  Reheat cookies and enjoy for breakfast as a spin on classic oatmeal.  Get messy!  Have fun!  And eat healthy!

2 comments:

  1. Yum.. I can't wait to try these and they seem super easy to make and I even have my little one help make them! Thanks Mandy!!

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  2. We made them yesterday and they were delicious - thanks for the great recipe!! Emailing you pictures!

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