According to my mom, when I was a small child I couldn’t get enough bananas. I ate so many that I came to hate them instead of love them. I wouldn’t eat them for years. Not by themselves, not in Jell-o, not in a smoothie. It took well into adulthood for me to give them a try again. Shocker: I no longer hated bananas. They never did become my favorite food, but they have their uses. One is as a base recipe for two-ingredient cookies. Full disclosure: I’ve never made these with just two ingredients.
- Mix two smashed bananas (peeled, of course 😉 )with one cup of quick-cook oatmeal.
- Spoon onto greased cookies sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
Now for the fun part. Mix-ins take these from basic cookies to specialized goodness. Here are two of my favorite combos, but I encourage you to get creative.
- 1 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. chia seed
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- basic recipe
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of shaved white chocolate
- 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp. honey