Sunday, March 3, 2013

Two-ingredient Banana Oat Cookies

With two-ingredient recipes all the rage, I decided to try one that was posted on an innkeepers' forum recently.  The base recipe uses only banana and oats, making a cookie that is vegan, dairy-free and can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.  A good cookie to have in your arsenal for special diets (with thanks to Lauren at The Burlap Bag), the recipe couldn't be simpler:

2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup quick-cooking oats

Mix together, drop onto greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet, bake at 350 in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

I added in 1 tsp. cinnamon and a handful of dried cranberries, and I HIGHLY recommend adding some of your own favorites, because the cookie is a little one-note (of bananas) without them.  Chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter - I have seen recipes that added all of those in with excellent results. 

Try them and let us know what you think!