oat and banana cookies

How to make: oat and banana cookies (that are not bland!)

These cookies have been going around for a while. They’re very easy to make, only need 2 ingredients, they’re gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free. They tick all the bozes

But there is one bad thing about them: they are the blandest cookies you’ll ever have! If someone tells you ‘they are so good, like real cookies’, they’re lying to you, or they have never had cookies before.

However, there are ways to make them taste as good as real cookies, but they stop being 2-ingredient cookies and that just doesn’t sound as cool anymore. But, they’re still very quick and easy.

oat and banana cookies

Cooking guide

Note: this guide like most baking depends on proportions. I will say things like: 1 measure. You choose what size your measure is, it could be 1 cup or 5 cups or 2 repurposed yogurt containers, it doesn’t matter as long as you keep the proportions.

You need to mix one measure of mashed bananas (you can use frozen ones, just don’t use the liquid) with one measure of rolled oats. It can take a while for both to mix properly.

Add up to half a measure of dry ingredients you like for flavour: nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, spices, sugar… and up to one eight of a measure of wet ingredients: flavourings, essences, syrups… and mix everything thoroughly.

Divide on a baking sheet and bake at 180℃/350℉ until golden brown. They will be slightly hard on the sides and chewy in the middle. Allow them to cool for best flavour.


My vegan version

We make these cookies a lot and every time we add different flavours.

This time around my daughter ‘designed’ the cookies. We used 1 cup of bananas, 1 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of chopped salted cashews and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. And we decorated the top with golden sugar, star sprinkles and one small sugar flower (that’s what happens when you allow a 6-year old in the kitchen). We ended up with 6 2-inch cookies.

Once we made maple pecan cookies for a party. We used 3 cups of mashed bananas, 3 cups of oats, 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans and 1/3 cup of maple syrup. It made about 40 1-inch mini cookies.

We have also made snickerdoodle-inspired cookies. We just added a lot of cinnamon and sugar on top. And last year we made Christmas ones with dried cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon and ginger.

There are so many possibilities, your imagination is the limit!

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