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

  • 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
  • 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.

Now I want to see what you have been up to. Link down below and share with the rest of us!

What "Through my lens" is about

This meme is about sharing your favorite blog post with the rest of us. The themes are open, there is only one rule: the images have to be taken by you. I want to see your photography!

How this Photo meme Works

1. Share your favorite post under the linkup button below and follow the instructions there
2. Only share the url of your post, not the url of your main page
3. In your post link back to this post of "Through my lens" and visit others!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Please share this link-up with the image below.  
Or simply copy/paste this code in the HTML of your post


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

  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.

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

  4. You're a gifted blogger. I have joined your feed and anticipate looking for a greater amount of your awesome post. Additionally, I have shared your site in my informal communities!

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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 -

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

  15. In order to preserve your photos forever, you can opt for photo scanning services which allow you to store your pictures in CD or in your computer. With this system you don't have to worry about the photographs becoming old and don't have to deal with storage problem as well. image background removal

  16. How long have you been trading and how many weddings have you photographed? If the answer is "6 months and 2 weddings, both of them friends of the family who I did not charge because I need the experience and the images for my portfolio" - is this the right photographer for you. london wedding photography

  17. Thanks for sharing this great healthy recipe

  18. Keep up the fine work; after reading a few of the articles on this site, I think there is a plethora of helpful material there. Check out this article on Canuckle as well. The subject of this article is canuckle games. Reading this article can help you expand your vocabulary.



Image Credits

All Rights are Reserved. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of the author.