Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Ever taken the time to look at ingredients in a cookie from the store, saw more than a paragraph and put it right back on that shelf? Or just wanted a healthy snack for yourself and your kids and felt hopeless at the lack of options? Then this cookie will definitely change your life!

What I am about to share is easy, simple ingredients you probably already have AND no dairy or sugar in the recipe! Now you are probably thinking, “Oh no, but is it going to taste good?!” The answer is YES! These cookies taste amazing! It has literally 5 ingredients and takes 8-10 minutes to bake! So not only is it easy to make, healthy, and delicious, it is also ready in under 10 minutes!

I love making these for breakfast when I want a fast and healthy snack, I prefer it to a breakfast bar any day. My toddler also loves it, and I feel good about it because it’s healthy and doesn’t have sugar. Occasionally I like to add chocolate chips in them.The coolest part is that anyone can make this, if you know how to use an oven, you can make this. If you don’t have much time or patience for baking, or are a beginner baker, or just want something simple and healthy, this recipe is a great recipe to start with.

One thing to remember is that all ovens have a personality of their own. Some bake in less time, others take a few minutes longer. What you want to look for with these cookies is that edges turning slightly golden brown. Also, let the cookies cool before transferring them to another container, that way they will be sturdier and not crumble apart as easily. Other than that, I want you to feel empowered any time you bake. Know that you can make anything your heart desires if you have a positive mindset and are willing to keep trying no matter what. You can make healthy food that tastes delicious and it doesn’t always have to be hard. If some things are hard, remember, you can do hard things, if that is what you desire. πŸ™‚ Happy Baking!

Prep Time: 2 minutesBake Time: 10 minutes
Serves: Approximately 12 cookiesTotal Time: 12 Minutes
1 3/4 cups organic gluten free old fashioned rolled oats (this is my go to)
2 overripe bananas
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Optional- a handful of candy covered chocolate chips, walnuts, or semi sweet chocolate chips to place on top of cookies.
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a medium size bowl, mash the overripe bananas really with a fork.
3. Add oatmeal, baking soda, cinnamon vanilla extract, and stir until well combined.
4. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop out the batter and gently roll them into a ball and place onto a cookie sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper.
5. If adding any chocolate chips or nuts, place them on top of the cookie batter and gently press them in.
6. I also use a spoon or my hand to flatten the cookie dough a little bit.
7. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie are slightly golden brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Published by cookingwithrips

Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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