You guys will be lying to yourselves if you say that your sweet tooth doesn’t start talking to you around mid afternoon/after dinner. I know I will be honest and say that I have a serious love hate relationship with my sweet tooth. I love that I am able to enjoy some of these delicious, surgery, creamy desserts that are out there, but at the same time having a sweet tooth that doesn’t back down is like dealing with an ex-boyfriend that just won’t stop calling you. So, how do you cope with such a bittersweet (no pun intended) relationship…. You find healthy alternatives!
So, it is now my pleasure to introduce to you Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. YES I said it… BANANA! These little balls of heaven are something truly amazing for those sugar cravings and they are simple and easy to make!
I pulled my main recipe from skinnytaste but added in some extra ingredients that were a personal choice.
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 1 cup of uncooked quick oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
* I also added in about a tsp of vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon and some ground flaxseed
Preheat oven to 350°F
Mash bananas in a bowl until slightly mushy and then add the quickly oats and chocolate chips and whatever other ingredients you may want to add.
Once combined, spray a nonstick cooking sheet and 1 tbsp of batter onto the cooking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye, because some ovens cooks faster than others)