I am currently working on an 8 week fitness challenge where I only get one day where sweets are allowed. What does that mean? Google searches like the following: "natural candy", "healthy cookies", "sugar free cake", etc. In my Google search for healthy cookies I came across a recipe on Pinterest that someone had labeled "No-Bake Health Banana Cookies". I LOVE bananas, but have developed an allergy to them, so I sadly had to pass that by. Lucky for us though, Mattie is not allergic to bananas and tried this recipe out...and then sent the results to us.
The Original Pin
Looks like no bake cookies...sorta. Here's what Mattie had to say about them:
"So, spoiler alert--these are not no-bake cookies. You DO bake them and they do not taste like cookies. They taste like the 3 ingredients that the recipe boasted about: banana, oatmeal, and...wait a second. I'm beginning to see what went wrong here."
"It started fairly mundane. I pulled my nasty old bananas out of the freezer, thawed them, slit open the peels and squeezed them into my mixing bowl. Then I added the oats (I even measured!). Then...well, I went off-script. I added cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. All good things. I covered my cookie sheet with foil, popped them in the oven and waited 15 minutes. I pulled them out and they were...bananas and oats. Amazingly, they had firmed up and I like the chewy texture, but I would guess they need a little fat, like walnuts as the recipe recommends or peanut butter. (I didn't use my peanut butter because I have the organic stuff right now and it's a little runny and I worried the cookies would just fall apart.) Plus, they stuck to the foil, so their firm little bottoms ripped off."
Anywho, I plan to take them to work as snacks, but I would do a couple things differently:
1) add a fatty ingredient. They are cookies, after all.
2) oil the cookie sheet (or foil).
3) Call them something besides cookies.
Cookie? Not Cookie. Sad sad day.