If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet craving with something that is wholesome (and doesn’t leave you feeling meh afterwards), these oatmeal cookies are just the thing. Not only are these cookies naturally sweetened, they require only one bowl and even contain some protein. Basically, it’s like eating a comforting bowl of oatmeal but in cookie form!
For these cookies, we start off by mashing some bananas. Next we add in almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, flour, oats and raisins – and that’s it. Just simple, plant-based ingredients.
These oatmeal cookies are a breeze to make and this recipe is great to have on hand, since you probably already have all that you need to make them.
But let me just say that if you are one of those people who are disappointed at the sight of a raisin in a cookie because you much prefer chocolate, you can easily substitute chocolate for the raisins no problem.
I’m sure you could actually do a lot with this recipe based on what you already have at home and switch out ingredients as needed. Why not replace the almond butter with peanut butter and raisins for chocolate? Or add cardamom instead of cinnamon and chopped apples instead of raisins? Maybe toss in some chopped hazelnuts and a smear of chocolate-hazelnut spread like this one? Or even add some coconut flakes? The possibilities are practically endless.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe and have fun with it! If you try out this recipe or figure out a tasty variation of it, I’d love to see! You can share it over on Instagram or down in the comments below.
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(Makes 12 cookies)
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour (I used French T45)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 190°C. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add the almond butter, maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir well with a fork.
- To the banana mixture, add the flour and salt and stir to combine.
- Pour in the oats and stir well. Finally, add the raisins and stir until just combined.
- Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, scoop the dough out onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Gently press the tops of the dough with the back of a spoon to flatten into disk shapes (they won’t really spread while baking).
- Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven, until baked through and lightly browned.