Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-14 minutes
A couple of weeks ago, I was craving chocolate. It had also happened that my mom bought me some chocolate chips a few days before. I wanted something easy to make because I was in the mood for chocolate, but not in the mood to cook.
Now, I love putting bananas in almost everything. These cookies are no different. I kept the recipe super simple by using just oats, bananas, and chocolate chips. Not to mention it's super easy to clean up, too.
The first time I made this recipe, I made five big cookies (go big or go home) and they were all gone just ten minutes after I pulled them out of the oven. Granted, I ate three of them. However, my sister tried one and loved it. I was really surprised when she begged me to make more because she typically hates any type of oatmeal cookie I make. We were all really happy with the way they came out because the bananas and chocolate chips made them really sweet so there's no additional sugar added. They do taste better warm though, so if you make them and they've been sitting around for a day, I definitely suggest microwaving them.
Nevertheless, here is the recipe.
- 3 ripened bananas
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mash bananas and mix with oats in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Spoon 20 cookies onto the sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes.
- The chocolate chips may fall out of the oat mixture. What I did was I let them fall out, then flatten the cookies and put them on the top. That way you can determine how much chocolate is in each cookie.
- Don't worry about space on the baking sheet. The cookies won't spread out or flatten, so as long as they're not touching to begin with, you're good to go!
- Of course, if you want bigger cookies, you can make bigger cookies. They'll just take about 5-8 more minutes to cook.
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