Mashed Banana Cookies

Mashed Banana Cookies 1

My daughter and I found a cookie recipe that we ADORE. I tried it a few months ago and I’ve made it four times since! It has four ingredients (yup…four). No flour and the only added sugar is the natural sugar from the banana or whatever ingredient you may add to it. We’ve always added chocolate chips (pretty much thinking that counts as added sugar.)

Here you go DoAheads, we are one, two, three, FOUR ingredients away from some delicious cookies!

Mashed Banana Cookies


4 ripe bananas
2 ½ cups Oatmeal (we prefer steel cut, for a softer cookie you may prefer quick serve oatmeal)
4 Tbsp Peanut Butter
2 cups Chocolate Chips (we use mini chips)

*Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Mash the ripened bananas with a cutter. Stir in the peanut butter and oatmeal. Add the chips last. For each cookie drop roughly a large tablespoon worth of dough on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies brown easily on the bottom so I remove them rather quickly from the hot cookie sheet. I transfer them to a cool cookie sheet and then place it in our upright freezer.

Once the cookies have been baked and frozen I store them in a plastic container in our fridge freezer. They are a great grab-and-go snack since they take just a minute or so to thaw. Preserving them this way makes is possible to bake in large batches (can you say DoAhead?) Plus they serve up moist and tasty when freshly thawed.

Although it will be hard to forgo the chocolate chips we are ready to experiment with some fruit and nuts next. Craisins have been calling us.

This recipe was a real find. The only problem is I can’t remember where I found it. I’ve made modifications but I hate not giving credit when it starts in someone else’s kitchen. If any of you recognize this gem let me know!

Your DoAhead Friend,

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