Bananas and oatmeal — these are some of the perfect snack time foods. Combining them will definitely let you feast on something that’s so good for your body. In this article, you will learn how to make banana oatmeal cookies.
However, the banana oatmeal cookies you will learn how to whip up in a few are not the kinds that you can easily purchase from bakeshops and supermarkets. You know, those that are laden with sugar and other unwanted ingredients.
In addition, the recipe for making banana oatmeal cookies you will come across later on allows you to come up with baked treats that are completely devoid of any animal products — they’re perfect for vegetarians!
But you don’t really have to be a vegetarian to benefit from these treats. Whether you are trying to lose weight or you just want to keep your ticker out of harm’s way, these vegetarian banana oatmeal cookies are great for you!
There are 3 good reasons why you should learn how to make (and enjoy, too!) vegetarian banana oatmeal cookies:
They’re out of bananas. Bananas are loaded with magnesium that helps lift the mood. These elongated tropical fruits are also packed with potassium that helps keep high blood pressure as well as irregular heartbeats in check. What’s more, bananas supply your body with plenty of constipation-fighting fiber.
They’re out of oatmeal. One of the reasons why oatmeal is regarded by many as a superfood is because of the fact that it’s an excellent source of fiber that not only beats constipation, but also lowers heart disease risk. Oatmeal is also capable of building muscles, controlling blood sugar levels and zapping free radicals.
They’re out of healthy ingredients only. What makes the banana oatmeal cookies you will learn how to make later on better than the rest is the fact that they are free of anything that most health-conscious persons dodge, such as loads of refined sugar, milk, preservatives, artificial flavorings and many others.
Excited to make your very first batch of vegetarian banana oatmeal cookies? Here’s the recipe:
1 large ripe banana (mashed)
2 1/4 cups of oatmeal
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour (you may go for the gluten-free kind if you like)
1 cup of coconut sugar
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1 tablespoons of water
1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
-Get your oven preheated to 350°F, which is equivalent to 175°C.
-Grab a couple of mixing bowls.
-In the first mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon powder and sea salt. Mix very well.
-In the second mixing bowl, mix mashed banana, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, oil and water.
-Stir the contents of the first mixing bowl into the second mixing bowl.
-Stir in oatmeal, too.
-Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of minutes to allow excess liquid to be absorbed.
-Reach for a large cookie sheet and grease it using a little coconut oil.
-Using a tablespoon, place balls of cookies on the baking sheet. Flatten them a little.
-Put the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned.
-Allow the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack.
-Transfer cookies to an airtight container.
That’s how really easy it is to make vegetarian banana oatmeal cookies. The recipe above will yield 2 to 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size of each cookie you make.
Feel free to add some chocolate chips the next time you make another batch for even more exciting vegetarian banana oatmeal cookies!