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Easy and Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Updated on August 30, 2017
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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oats


Preheat your oven to 350°F. With a spoon (or your hands), mush up the banana. Add the oats and stir until well combined. Form cookies or drop globs of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 9-12 minutes.

Simplicity is Key

It's amazing how yummy these oatmeal cookies are considering how unbelievably easy they are to make. No, they're not as good as more decadent versions, but they manage to satisfy your sweet tooth nonetheless. Plus, the recipe only makes about four cookies, so you don't even have to feel guilty about eating the whole batch.

Made to Order

Now these oatmeal cookies are delectable on their own, but perhaps you're looking for a little more. The great thing about this recipe is it's versatility. You're free to add any extras you might want. If you want to stay on the healthy side, try adding cinnamon. If you're looking for a little more sweetness, go ahead and add chocolate chips. The options are plentiful, and the choice is yours.

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Healthy Alternative

Okay, I'll admit these creations aren't exactly cookies; they're more like baked oatmeal treats. Similar to cookies, however, they leave your house smelling delightful and your mouth craving more. They're also better when they're warm and pair well with a glass of milk. They're the perfect alternative when you're craving something sweet but don't want to consume a heavy amount of calories.

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    • erratic ramblings profile imageAUTHOR

      EM Schultz 

      6 months ago

      Awesome! I hope they turn out!

    • JanisaChatte profile image


      6 months ago from Earth

      Very simple! I usually make banana oatmeal bars in this way, but now I'll try out some cookies!

    • erratic ramblings profile imageAUTHOR

      EM Schultz 

      11 months ago

      That sounds delicious and still super healthy. Let me know how it tastes!

    • RTalloni profile image


      11 months ago from the short journey

      Love this recipe. Adding in dark chocolate chips will be my first experiment with them.

    • erratic ramblings profile imageAUTHOR

      EM Schultz 

      13 months ago

      I'm glad you like it!

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      Dora Weithers 

      13 months ago from The Caribbean

      The easiest cookie recipe I know. Nutritious too. Thank you.


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