2-ingredient-recipe: Banana Cookies

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IMG_2343Today, I want to introduce to you the favorite recipe of my fitness loving boyfriend: 2-Ingredient-Banana-Cookies!

Actually, these aren’t real cookies but a kind of granola-fruit-bar in cookie disguise. The taste and look of these cookies always reminds me of the fruit bars by SchneeKoppe. I read the recipe for the first time on the “The Burlap Bag” Blog.

Well, my boyfriend absolutely digs these cookies, which are made of only two natural ingredients, namely bananas and oats (and I usually toss some raisins in as well) and are probably the healthiest cookies one can make! ❤

I’ve been baking these cookies every week since July because my boyfriend loves eating them before (to give him a fast energy boost) and after (to refill his energy storage) his gym sessions. And since my new year’s resolution for 2015 is to go to the gym more regularly (or at all :-D), I will simply make double the amount now…

So, if you are in search of a fast recipe for healthy cookies that need only 2 ingredients, which you might already have at home, you can stop looking. 😉

Or would you make your own Protein Bars as trainingssnack?

Let’s start baking!

For the cookies you will need:

  • 2 large, ripe bananas (200-240g), IMG_3101 dtthe browner the better
  • 1 cup rolled oats (90-100g)
  • other ingredients of your liking
    • dried fruit (raisins, cranberries)
    • fresh fruit (berries, grated apple)
    • nuts (chopped walnuts, almond slices, coconut flakes)
    • chocolate chips
    • cookie crumbs
    • spices (eg cinnamon) or flavorings (eg strawberry)
    • square wafer paper (spread the bananamix onto one wafer paper and top it with another, cut into bars after baking)
    • 1-2 tbsp protein powder for even more protein

Once you have all the ingredients and equipment ready, turn your oven to 350°Fahrenheit/180°Celsius air circulation (390°Fahrenheit/200°Celsius bottom and top heat) and line your baking tray with parchment paper.

Mash the bananas with your hands, a fork or a blender. Add the oats and possible other ingredients. Stir until the mixture is well combined.

IMG_3102Now use a spoon (tablespoon for large cookies, teaspoon for bite-size pieces) to portion and form cookies (or various other shapes) on the baking tray. Make sure that they are almost the same height, so they bake evenly.

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I like to write little messages with my cookies!

Bake the cookies for approx. 20 minutes (they are done once you can lift them off the parchment paper without them breaking) and leave on the tray until cooled. Done!

I am off to the gym now…. 😉

Since the cookies are made of bananas for the most part, try to eat them rather quickly (store them for no more than a week).

Have a baketastic baking day,

Your Backdirndl

 

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