It’s been waaaay too long since I’ve posted a sweet treat recipe! Ever since seeing something similar on Pinterest, the idea of this cookie has been floating around in my mind.

The two ingredient cookies are made up of a mashed or pureed fruit and quick oats and then you get to personalize the cookie with whatever add-ins your little heart desires.

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My first experiment was using banana and adding in a handful of mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods brand), cinnamon and vanilla. I was shocked…..they were sweet, chewy and really tasty. The hubby approved too!

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Next up was pumpkin with a handful of mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods brand), nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, dried cranberries and xylitol or sugar {because pumpkin is not near as sweet as a ripe banana}. Same texture and consistency as the banana cookies and absolutely delicious!!

Last, I used applesauce, currants, cinnamon, a sprinkle of xylitol or sugar and 2 tsp of crunchy sunbutter. Complete success….loved these!

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s super easy, quick and you can pretty much just throw in whatever you have available. Just be sure you don’t throw in too much or the cookie may not hold together as well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more fruit puree or if the mixture seems too runny, add more oats.

 

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Two Ingredient Oat Cookies (makes 8 cookies, double the recipe to make more)
Ingredients:
1 large banana, or 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree, or 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
1/2 cup quick oats

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking sheet with a natural cooking spray.
Combine fruit with oats by mashing together with a fork and stir in any desired add-ins.
Spoon oat mixutre onto cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 mins.
Store in the fridge for about a week.
Each banana cookie, without add-ins, is only 30 calories and the pumpkin and apple varieties have even less. So if you ate 8 cookies for breakfast, you’d be getting a 1/2 cup of oats and a banana for only 240 calories…..add in some chocolate chips and make it 260. 😉
adapted from The Burlap Bag

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Something to think about….

What ideas do you have for add-ins?

Have you ever made a two ingredient cookie and I’m not talking the kind that calls for using a boxed cake mix?

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