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Two Ingredient Healthy Cookies

Updated on June 14, 2013
Two ingredient banana oatmeal "cookies"
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

If you follow my hubs and my recipes, you know a few things about me and my lifestyle, and those things are, that I love oatmeal, I love snacks, and I enjoy my healthy lifestyle that I have lived for almost two years now. Almost two years ago I lost forty pounds (post baby, and that is not counting the twenty pounds of baby weight I gained during pregnancy), and as an avid snacker, I have been able to keep that weight off. Ever since I have lost the weight I feel happier, healthier, and I finally have reached a point in my life where I enjoy the way I look in my clothing. Even though I have had success in my weight loss, there is still one thing that haunts me, taunts me, and follows me around making me want to forfeit everything I fought for. Every time I go into the grocery store those sugary little demons look me in the eyes, and scream for me to purchase them and indulge. Those damn cookies are loud, obnoxious, and taunting. I have given in to the demon treat a few times, only to feel fat, bloated, guilty, and still ravenous. Ever since I have been searching for a way to create a satisfying “cookie” that I can eat making me feel satisfied and full all the while not causing any severe detriment to my personal lifestyle and weight maintenance. After making several batches of undesirable “cookies” I am proud to say that I have found one that not only tastes sweet and delicious, but they also keep me full and curb my cravings for the real, detrimental deal. These healthier versions of the demon treat are filled with natural sugars, and filling oatmeal; the only ingredients are a banana and one serving of oatmeal blended together and baked to make a delicious treat for anyone desiring to live a healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight without feeling the guilt of “cheating”.

So grab one of the two ingredient healthy banana oatmeal cookies and enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Makes six small cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Banana, (120g)
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • Cinnamon, (Optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine oats and banana and mis well-- blend until smooth (well as smooth as one can).
  2. Line a small baking sheet with foil or parchment paper place six small spoonful of dough on the baking sheet.
  3. In a toaster oven or a conventional oven bake at 350 degrees for no more than 10 minutes. The baking process will harden the mixture so that it more closely resembles a cookie.
  4. Let cool, eat, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 68
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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3.5 stars from 2 ratings of Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Dedication:

I would like to take the time to dedicate this healthy recipe to a dear friend of mine here at HubPages. This recipe is dedicated to Kathryn Stratford. Thank you so much Kathryn for sharing my recipes with your followers, and writing such kind words about me and my healthy recipes in your own hubs. I appreciate your friendship and support. I wish you nothing but luck in your journey to losing the weight you desire to shed! I have no doubt that you will succeed! I hope these cookies will help keep your cravings at bay!

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      lafou 3 years ago

      I made these with walnuts & cardamom added. Also, I used thick cut rolled oats and mashed mixture with a fork, let sit in fridge for an hour & baked. It was a nice treat.

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      christryon 4 years ago

      You sound just like me! I LOVE oatmeal too! Bananas are a staple in my smoothies so I don't have to add any sugar to them Thank you for sharing! I only have 10 pounds to lose and it is my addiction to snacking that has probably kept me from losing it.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I updated the weight loss one once, and will be updating it again tomorrow (the end of the week), so no rush. Thanks for the support. You're a true friend!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Kathryn, I am SO glad you enjoyed these! Especially since they were dedicated to you! Thanks for stopping by again and telling me you enjoyed them, that put a smile on my face :) I will have to go back to your weight loss journey hub to see your progress soon!

      You have a great weekend as well!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Update: I finally bought bananas yesterday, and made these today. They are so quick to make, and delicious! They will work very well at providing a little healthy snack to reduce between meal hunger pangs! Thanks again, and have a fantastic weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Awesome! If it weren't so late in the evening (actually, it's early in the morning), I would bake up a batch of these cookies right now. It's hard to believe there are only two ingredients. But, I like bananas and I love oatmeal. So, I'll definitely try them.

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I love recipes with less than five ingredients, and you have definitely accomplished that here, JamiJay! Thank you for this recipe. They remind me of the "Dukie Wads" that are sugar-filled with chocolate icing... something only to be desired on the tongue but not on the waist. LOL. I will have to definitely try these. :-)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Perfect...I just bought bananas and I always have oatmeal! I am off to bake them now! Thank you, Jami! up++ and pinning!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I am glad everyone likes this recipe!

      Teaches 12345, my friend is on a weight loss journey so I decided to come up with a healthy recipe just for her. Since she always supports me here at HubPages I thought I would return the favor by dedicating one of my healthy recipes to her (because I know she follows me strongly and always tests them out). I'm not a baker, but I do love cookies and try to eat more healthily than the norm.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I have never tried banana and oatmeal in a cookie, but this recipe does make it all mouth-watering good. Your friend must be a wonderful baker.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great recipe with 2 ingredients only. Thought that most cookies need flour, sugar and eggs but yours is unique ! Thanks for sharing this simple cookie recipe. Voted up

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Very simple recipe, plus the ingredients are I think among the always available on hand! No reason we cannot try making one:=)... But without cinnamon, I guess it is OK. Thank you JamiJay. Happy baking! -Tonette

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      JamiJay, if I only need two ingredients to make these cookies then I am definitely giving these a try. Thankfully I have everything I need!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Sunshine625, these are very simple, I love convenience but I will not buy junk food, so I tend to try to make healthier versions of everyones favorites so I can enjoy a treat once in awhile as well. I hope you enjoy them, they are very delicious!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Kathryn, you are such a sweetheart so of course I had you in mind as soon as I made these and tasted them for the first time. You are one of my biggest supporters of my recipes (and hubs), which I strongly appreciate! I'm so glad that I never disappoint you with my hubs, that is amazing since I write about such a wide range of subjects! I hope you enjoy these, I have no doubt that you will, they are very good. Thank you so much for voting, sharing, and all of your kind words. I hope you enjoy as much as my toddler does.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This recipe is so simple that chances are anyone could bake these cookies! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to give them a try.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Jami,

      I have my speakers on, and when I heard the sound that is made when I get an e-mail, I went right to AOL to check it. I saw the notification that you published a hub, and I clicked right on over. Your hubs never disappoint me!

      First I will say that I was so surprised to see the dedication at the bottom of your page! Thanks, it means a lot to me. You have no idea! I also really appreciate your encouragement with my weight loss.

      I am positive these cookies will help me out! So sweet of you to think of me.

      I just made some more of those chocolate energy balls the other day, and they have been giving me the energy I need during the day, without snacking. This new recipe will be another one I can also use, and it sounds awesome! I have never heard of making oatmeal and a banana into cookies.

      Another thing I thought was so cute was your description of the sweets in the store: "demon treat". LOL! I was laughing all of the way down this post. It is really hard to go by certain sections of the store!

      I also applaud you for losing the weight when you did, and maintaining it. I can only imagine how much harder it must be after having babies!

      Anyway, I am eager to buy a banana at the store just down the road, so I can try this out :) I'm excited!

      Thanks again!!! You are awesome, and I value your friendship and support, as well.

      Voted up and across, sharing, and testing it out asap!!!

      Have a fantastic weekend.