Monday, March 30, 2020

Banana and Oatmeal Cookies [Through My Lens Nr. 234]

When you are stuck home for a long time, eating healthy can be very hard. I find it for myself that when I'm out and about, go to the gym, have a full day of work, that I can stick to my diet much better. So now, with the corona virus crisis, and having to stay in I am flocking to the fridge much more. Because of that i have decided to fill my fridge up with delicious and healthy things to eat, so that when hunger (or boredom) strikes I will at least eat something nutritious. These banana and oatmeal cookies are not revolutionary (actually I had two bananas that were going to go bad, and I had to use them up, and thus I looked up a recipe online), but I did manage to make my own spin on them. These are actually banana, cocoa, coconut and almond cookies. And they are so good for you. You can find the recipe down below. I hope these will be of use to you and I also hope everyone is safe and healthy.


Banana and Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick oats (see note)
  • 2 medium overripe bananas (mashed to a liquid-like consistency)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 4 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp milk (or more if the mixture gets to stiff)
    1/2 cup almonds, chopped
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, add oats and mashed bananas. Mix with a fork until it becomes an evenly mixed, thick batter. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Make round balls out of the cookie batter. Place onto baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Gently press down on each ball so that it flattens into a round disc. Cookies will not spread much during baking, so keep that in mind when shaping and flattening your discs.

  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown and set. Cookie bottoms should also be brown and easily come off baking sheet. Let cookies cool before eating. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge.


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16 comments:

  1. The banana and oatmeal cookies looks dayum! :D So tempting. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  2. You know this time of quarantine is not so terrible I will say sad but at the same time we will refer to ourselves for yourself see you have time to fuse your thoughts on the question where my life is running? What have I achieved in this life? What have I learned in this life? Have I shown love for other animals of nature and people?
    Did I connect with Jesus?
    I don't know about you, but I see the irritation of this virus's impotence because people are dying, others are trapped at home but they have time for themselves and families, let's use it positively with family and ourselves.

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  3. Looks delicious Cookies :)
    Lockdown in India till 14 April.
    Enjoying movies, books. Thanks for hosting.
    Greetings.

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  5. Your cookies look good and healthy, Mersad! We've also been staying in. Stay healthy!

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  6. Your cookies look delicious. Think I will bake chocolate chip cookies today, and try your recipe when I can get the ingredients.

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  7. They look delicious Mersad. Thanks for hosting. Hope you are keeping well, please keep safe

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  8. These cookies look amazing! I'm also eating more than I should during the confinement. I'm also trying lots of new recipes to pass the time. Take care and stay safe!

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  9. Might try, if the dunderheads stop hoarding all the oatmeal...

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  10. I used to make something similar and did it with my young elementary students. I loved reading the book "The Funny Thing" by Wanda Gag. It was about a dragon that ate dolls and made children very sad. A kindly man created a treat balls of various items and called Jum-jills to solve the problem. To this day I call a treat a jum-jill. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-funny-thing

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  11. Looks so yummy. Hope that you and your family are safe. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. oh, I would have never thought to put bananas in cookies, banana bread yes, but these look delicious. Stay safe and don't eat too much!

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  13. What happened to the link? I tried to link up and there is no link to be found today (Wednesday). Loved the cookie photos! And recipe -

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  14. Disregard earlier comment - went back a second time and it came up!

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