I can’t get enough of Banana Cookies. They’re simple — two ingredients simple, easy to make and the result is a tasty, yet satisfying treat. I was trying to find a way for a heartier snack that wasn’t celery and hummus or plain, ol’ raw almonds. I had bananas ripening on the counter, chopped nuts hanging out in the pantry and the idea to somehow incorporate a Kind Bar. Sounds promising, right? I tossed in chia seeds and dried cranberries and the Trail Mix Banana Cookies were born. I would have totally added dark chocolate chips, but I didn’t have any on hand. (Note to self, always have dark chocolate chips on hand. What was I thinking?) Sounds like I’ll just have to whip up batch numero duo and let you know how it goes.
Ingredients (makes about 16 cookies).
- 2½ large ripe bananas
- 1 c old-fashioned oats
- 2 t chia seeds
- 2 T unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 c unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1/4 c chopped walnuts
- Handful dark chocolate chips (not shown)
- Dash of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheet or line baking sheet with foil or Silpat.
- With a potato masher or fork, thoroughly mash bananas. Mix in remaining ingredients until evenly distributed.
- Shape cookies onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 min. or until firm. Let cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from my Banana Oat Cookies. Like these? Check out my Coconut Banana Cookies — plain or with chocolate chips!