Here's what you need:
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 Ripe Bananas
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tbs Unsweetened Coco Powder
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
2 tsp Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Salt
Makes: about 20 cookies
Calories per cookie: about 74
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
I like to line my cookies sheets with aluminum foil because it cuts down on clean up time.
Very lightly grease your cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
Make the cookies:
Step 1: In a large microwave safe bowl, mash the bananas into a liquidy goop.
Step 2: Add the peanut butter and microwave for 45-60 seconds and stir until well mixed.
Step 3: Mix in the coco powder, cranberries, apple sauce vanilla, and salt next.
Step 4: Mix in the oatmeal about 1/2 cup at a time. The "dough" will be thick and drier than you think it should be. That's ok!! It's supposed to be.
Step 5: Dish out heaping teaspoon sized portions onto your cookie sheet and shape them up so they actually look like cookies.
Step 6: Bake for 8 mins.
Step 7: Let them cool before you eat them and burn your tongue like I did.
Please note that you will need to store these in the fridge if you don't plan on eating them all in the next day or two.
I like to portion out these puppies in baggies for an easy grab in the mornings before class and for busy study sessions.
What's your go-to healthy snack?