Hello, fresh new week! The past week was a busy one. Not only did we have Easter and the excitement of the Easter Bunny's visit, the little one was also home on a truncated spring break. He had only three days off from school because of all those snow days but we managed to sneak off for a quick road trip to Boston before coming home and attending the beautiful wedding of friends over the weekend.
When we got home from our short trip, I had very little groceries on hand. I don't know about you but I feel like I go grocery shopping constantly. In reality, it's more like 2-3 times a week (at least) and I've just come to accept it. It's really amazing how, one minute, the fridge is stocked and loaded down but then you turn around, and it's practically empty!
|Banana-oat "cookies: Made with just banana and quick oats, then mixed with: mini choc chips, peanut butter and strawberry jam, and just chunky peanut butter|
|Ripe banana and quick oats bind to make the "cookies"...then add a mix-in or two of your choice|
|Three ingredients: banana, oats, and miniature chocolate chips|
These healthy cookies are ideally eaten warm from the oven. Obviously, they're not cookies in the traditional sense (hence, those quotation marks) without all the usual ingredients like sugar and eggs. So don't expect a gooey, sweet cookie. These are chewy and, ironically, somewhat doughy, despite not having any flour in them. Adding some extra flavor and texture with a mix-in or two is really nice. I think this is a fun way to use up a ripe banana or two and get a sweet treat out of it without any guilt. I hate guilt, don't you?