Experiments, Experiments. Seems like I am always trying to find a way to think up healthy good for you alternatives to some of my favorite meals and treats.
So, let’s start off with me heading to the store on my bike; I only had to get a few things some fruit and veggies. Like most of the time I ended up buying way more than I planned, not thinking much of it I got this heavy bag put it on the back of my bike and secured it with the latch. I started riding my bike and I could feel as though it might be a bit too heavy and without even giving me the chance to stop the bag flies out of the bike onto the middle of the street, argh……. so I stop start picking up my bananas, melon, nuts, and so forth put them back on the bike and try to hold onto them while trying to pedal and maneuver this bike to the house at the same time; as if one time weren’t enough the bag flies out onto the middle of the street for a second time bringing a car to a screeching halt, eyes rolling at me as if I were some idiot (which I guess I sorta was). I raise my hand politely saying sorry and pick up my fruit again. This time I put some on the side bags and then the rest in my basket up front. Got home without any other unbearable embarrassment. Phew!!
I’m sure you can guess at this point that my bananas were completely bruised 😦
Although thankfully enough the rest wasn’t really damaged, I lost a good portion of my nuts, but I guess that’s what I get for not thinking this grocery run through correctly. (BTW I like to go to the grocery store on my bike, but I generally get just a few things and this sorta sh@#t doesn’t happen.)
Well I had to figure out a way to use these poor, poor bananas (no way in hell I was going to throw them out after all I had been through!)
Ummmm, well what is great with bananas none other than our friend oats?!
I decided that I would try to make healthy oatmeal cookies adding a nice alternative to my breakfast or a snack. They actually turned out quite tasty. And to top it off healthy, so what more could one want. I’d say they are a breakfasty, protein packed, pre-workout or just anytime cookies. Enjoy!
Makes about 6 cookies
1/4 cup Peanut Butter, (all natural)
1/2 cup Oats
1/2 tbsp. Sucant Sugar, Or raw
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 cup Raisins or Dried Cranberries
Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C)
Mash up your banana and mix in a bowl along with peanut butter.
Add baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar mix well. Now add the oats and raisins. Mix thoroughly.
Spoon onto baking sheet and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
These look (and must taste!) so good…the touch of cinnamon and dried cranberries with peanut butter sounds interesting:)
Yes, it was a nice turn out. Try them out and add your twist. Even some chocolate chips would taste fantastic.
How ripe do you let your banana’s get? I have all the ingredients in my kitchen so I could do this one morning!
Well it’s your choice if course I always end up using my bananas when they have black spots all over them and instead of throwing them away use then in baking. But I’d say as ripe as you can and then of course you can use them normally.
Let me know how they turn out.
This looks amazing and perfect for my to try as I’m trying to avoid both dairy and gluten! Can you please tell me what kind of oatmeal you used? Is it the quick cook kind? I am thinking this recipe wouldn’t work with my steel-cut oats…
Hi, Yes these are perfect alternatives to what you are trying to avoid. I used just the regular oats and they were perfect. I wouldn’t know how they’ll turn out with the steel-cut oats but if you try it out lemme know.
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I love how beautifully simple these are! Must try to make these! And they’re not full of sin!
Exactly. They are a delicious alternative to banana dread, oatmeal cookies and perfect for a snack or breakfast even.
I’ll be starting early shifts soon so these may be my solution to breakfast dilemmas in the morning! Thank you you’re a star!
I agree these would be perfect for that. And thanks so much for the complement.
My husband loved these cookies. Great recipe!
Oh wow. That’s great, my Husband loves them too!! Ha!
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