B: Bananas as an obsession and in a #recipe #AtoZChallenge

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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.

Two-Ingredient Cookies

  • Mix two smashed bananas (peeled, of course šŸ˜‰ )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.

Chocolate Chia

  • Chocolate Chia

    basic recipe

  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chia seed
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Blueberry Delight

  • basic recipe
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of shaved white chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. honey