*Note: My lovely sister-in-law has graciously written a guest post for The Good Mama. You can find Melissa over at The Domestic Duck where she shares her fabulous recipes, DIY crafts, sewing, and knitting patterns. She’s seriously amazing!
Hello Good Mama readers! I am Good Mama’s sister-in-law, the Domestic Duck.
I know we all love that Good Mama is an inspiring health nut, so let me start with an admission: I’m nowhere near as health conscious as Good Mama. I’m more like, the macadamia nut of health nuts – I could be much worse, but I could certainly be better. I love butter. And salt. And sugar.
I try to temper this love with some healthy recipes that taste like treats. Apples and bananas are great substitutions to make yummy recipes healthy.
Although, some recipes need a little sugar (ask Good Mama about her apple sauce banana bread…), many can be perfectly good without it. These Banana Oat Cookies are delicious and they don’t include sugar, butter, eggs or gluten (if you buy the right oats), for anyone with food sensitivities in the family. I added chocolate chips (see above, non-health nut admission), but you can easily leave them out, or substitute raisins. You could also leave out the honey if your bananas are very ripe, or substitute a tablespoon of sugar, if you prefer.
We took our cookies to the park for a picnic. My daughter and I are trying to spend as much time out in this perfect fall weather as possible! This cookies are satisfyingly chewy and filling, perfect for a playtime energy boost. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
- 2 cups oats *I use regular old-fashioned
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup peanut butter *or your favorite nut butter alternative
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or raisins *optional
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
- Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
- *The dough should have a kind of wet, cookie dough texture. If your bananas were big or your dough seems too wet, add oats a little at a time until consistency seems right.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10 minutes.
What do you think, readers? Are you a health nut or are you more laid-back when it comes to food? Be sure to leave a comment below!
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yeah, my kids are going to LOVE these! pinning and going to make these as soon as i can! so happy to have found your site and the domestic duck as well! love the family blogging! 🙂 looking forward to checking out both your sites more!
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Amanda- Thank you so much! I hope you like them. I look forward to connecting with you in the future.
I’ll admit that after I got pregnant with Jameson I absolutely fell in-love with sweets and nothing changed after giving birth nearly 15 months ago, ha ha. So I love awesome ideas like these that are a sweet treat but pack a nutritional punch. I’m excited to try this Melissa. And great idea for her to guest post, Tricia.
Have a great day,
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Lauren- Yes! The same thing happened to me. I totally craved sweets while pregnant with W and it hasn’t stopped! I’m definitely going to give these a try too. I love that they are so easy. Thank yoU!
I guess I’m going to have to start posting again… I may have made a huge mistake. Haha
Melissa- Yeah! Welcome back to the Blogging world!
These look so good! I think I’ll pop over for some. The little taste tester is a beauty!
Mary Kay- I love that picture of J!
I have an hour to kill and all the ingredients. Testing them now!
(I love the family blogging too. Hello beautiful girl!)
Ann Marie- We have quite a number of bloggers in our family! I love how these cookies are SO easy! W is going to love them.
I love quick and easy recipes! I will have to give this a try.
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Michelle- Me too! Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve made something similar to this – my tummy doesn’t handle wheat very well… so when I get a craving for cookies, the banana oat combo seals the deal!
Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you a lovely evening.
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Jennifer- Yes, these would be great for people who are gluten free! Thank you for stopping by!
These look delicious! I would definitely be the one adding chocolate chips too! I’m pretty sure I have everything on hand, so I need to make these tomorrow!
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Tarynn- Yes! I just made them today. It’s great because these ingredients are things I always have on hand. You can really play with it too! Thanks for your comment.
These sound yummy. I may even share them with the kids. ;0) Thanks for sharing.
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WendyKate- Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them.
It was nice to hear from the Domestic Duck. Thanks for this mostly healthy recipe. We’re more of a moderate healthy food family ourselves. So, we’ll use the chocolate chips too. 🙂 Thanks so much for the post!
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Deborah- I’ll have to convince the Domestic Duck to guest blog more! There’s nothing wrong with some chocolate chips every once in awhile!
Quick and healthy and some of my son’s favorite foods. Yeah!!!
Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.
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Audrey- Yes, I love that they are so easy! Thanks for stopping by!
making these TODAY!! yumm!
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Susen- I hope you like them! They are super easy to make.