Ever since the dawn of healthy living blogs we have been making tasty, healthy “cookie” recipes. We want cookies any time – breakfast, second breakfast, snack, second snack, dessert, second dessert! ; ) So, here is a recipe for banana bites.
They are like those cookies you can have at any time. But, I don’t want to trick anyone into thinking that these are melt-in-your-mouth buttery, sugary cookies, so I call them “bites” instead. They are made with just five simple ingredients, and they are the perfect way to use some some extra ripe bananas! Hence the name, “second chance!”
This recipe couldn’t be easier. First, mash the bananas.
Then, mix in other ingredients (the bites are brown from a healthy dose of cinnamon!)
I used slivered almonds for crunch, but feel free to use your favorite nut or leave them out to be lunchbox-friendly.
Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for about 25 minutes.
They’ll get just firm to the touch, but they are still soft throughout.
These are ideal warm on their own, but you can also mash them into yogurt or oatmeal!
Store them in the fridge and heat in a toaster oven when you’re ready to enjoy them again.
Second Chance Banana Bites
Yield 12 cookies
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 cup quick oats (might need more or less depending on desired consistency)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Handful slivered almonds (Optional. Or desired nut)
- Dash of Kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash bananas with a fork until smooth and liquid-like.
- Add remaining ingredients, using more quick oats if needed.
- Spoon “dough” to a greased or parchment paper lined pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until desired doneness.