Mary/ July 21, 2015/ Culinary, Food

You’ve got to love a recipe with two ingredients. Really, only two.

Take 2 ripe bananas. Mush them up with a fork till smooth. Add 1 cup of oatmeal (uncooked, flakes, regular or large flake). Mix. Form into little cookie patties. Bake at 350 degrees (I put a layer of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, ungreased) for 20 minutes.

That’s it. Aren’t you happy to have something to do with ripe bananas?

Now…having said that, you CAN add stuff….they are good the way they are, but they are also good with other stuff. Like variations such as adding a handful of chopped dried cherries, a ¼ cup of coconut, and/or a handful of chopped walnuts.

Or, like I did this time: a tablespoon of cacao powder, a handful of cacao nibs, and a handful of chocolate chips. Very yummy.

Try ‘em! Start with the simple version, then get creative and add things you like! As long as they hold together, anything goes. If your bananas are on the big side, add a bit more oatmeal. If they are extra moist or runny, you can also add a ¼ cup of coconut flour, which is really absorbent.

They are a great vegan snack, containing no egg, no butter. I don’t dread those ripening bananas on the counter any more.