These oatmeal banana cookies are a great way to use up a pair of ripe bananas and boost the nutritional content of a kid's favorite treat ... cookies.
Oatmeal banana cookies are packed with fiber, protein, and natural sweetness from the bananas and honey, and they make a great treat for after school or as a snack on the go. I also love they are easy to make and can be customized with your child's favorite add-ins, such as chocolate chips or chopped nuts. Plus, you can feel good about your kid reaching for one of these instead of a less healthy treat!
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Oatmeal Banana Cookies
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: Chocolate chips or chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until they are smooth.
- Add the oats, almond butter, honey, raisins, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl with the bananas. Stir everything together until well combined.
- Use a spoon or cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown on the bottom.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.