If you’ve been browsing Pinterest lately, you’ve probably come across 2-Ingredient Cookies by The Burlap Bag. It seems too good to be true. Can you really turn mashed bananas and oats into cookies? Well it’s true, you really can! It’s a great way to use up old overripe bananas, and perfect if you’re wanting to avoid processed sugar. The best part is you can add all sorts of things to them to suit your taste. As a chocolate-lover, I decided to add cocoa, chocolate chips, and Chocolate Chia Goodness. It’s a mixture of chia seeds, buckwheat, hemp, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, dates, almonds and evaporated cane juice.
If you don’t have Chia Goodness, I’m sure plain chia seeds would be good too.
I made these one afternoon when the boys got home from school. Bennett asked me for chocolate cookies, but I wanted to make something that was somewhat nutritious. These cookies satisfied Bennett’s chocolate craving while still being a healthy snack.
You’ll be happy to know that these cookies are Bennett-approved!
Actually, the whole family loved them. They’re chewy, chocolatey and delicious. I hope you’ll check out The Burlap Bag and come up with your own tasty concoctions using the basic recipe. There are so many possibilities!
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies
2 large mashed bananas
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp Chocolate Chia Goodness (or plain chia seeds)
32 (approx) chocolate chips
Preheat over to 350F. Combine ingredients together in a mixing bowl. On a greased cookie sheet, drop about a tablespoon of the mixture for each cookie. Top with a couple chocolate chips on each cookie. Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes about 16 cookies.