3-Ingredients Healthy Cookies

3-ingredients cookies

Fresh outta the oven…

Okay, people keep asking me for the recipe for these amazing 3-ingredients cookies, so it’s time I finally moved my butt and posted it.  In the spirit of non-false-advertising, let me just say that it’s a base of 3 ingredients, and then you can throw in whatever other little treats you want, so in the end it might be 5 or 6 ingredients.

So, without further ado, here it is:

Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C)

2 medium-ripe bananas
2 Tbsn peanut butter (or any other nut butter, like almond butter if you’re allergic to peanuts)
1 cup oats

Mash the bananas with a fork, or use a blender if you want to speed things up.

Heat the peanut butter for 20 seconds or so in the microwave to soften it up a bit, and then mix it with the mashed bananas.  If you’re using dry-ish or not-quite-ripe bananas, add a few drops of water or almond milk to moisten the mixture.

Add the oats.

Then you can add whatever else you want.  I usually put in a few craisins, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or slivered almonds.  Once I did frozen raspberries and dark chocolate chips… bad me, I know (but they tasted incredible).  Be creative with your additions.

Spray a bit of  non-stick cooking spray onto a baking tray.  Drop cookies onto the tray with a spoon, and then flatten them a bit with a fork so they’re not all haystacky.  This way they’ll bake better.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they look done (golden-brown).  If they need a couple extra minutes, so be it.

FYI, I usually double the recipe (makes 24-30 cookies) and then freeze half for the following week.  Make sure you keep ’em in the fridge so they don’t go off, especially if it’s summer or you live in a warmer climate.

Enjoy.

(to give credit where credit is due, I originally found this recipe on www.amanda-russell.com and have just tweaked it a bit.)

 

 

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