WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Healthy 2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies
(42 calories | 1 1 0 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Today I'm excited to be sharing a longtime favorite with Weight Watchers: 2-ingredient banana oat cookies with no added sugar!
They are gluten-free, vegan, versatile, & great for breakfasts & snacks. I've been making them for years and can't believe I haven't posted them sooner.
If you've got overripe bananas and oats (old fashioned or quick cooking) on hand, you can make cookies!
How Many Calories and WW Points in Sugar Free 2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies?
According to my calculations, each cookie has just 42 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Banana Oat Cookies
Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients.
Step 2: Mash your bananas well. Stir in the oats and let sit for 5 minutes allowing the oats to soften.
Step 3: Drop the mixture on your prepared baking sheet and bake until done.
Recipe Notes, Substitutions and Variations
Be sure to use VERY RIPE Bananas since they are the only form of sweetness.
The cookies are good soon after baking, but improve a lot after sitting for a few hours (they become softer and sweeter).
Stir-In or Topping Ideas: chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, cherries), chopped nuts, shredded coconut, powdered peanut butter
Make thumbprints: Prepare as directed. After scooping dough onto baking sheet , make an indentation in each cookie; fill with ½ teaspoon jam, preserves, jelly, apple butter, or nut butter. Bake as directed.
Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies
- 2 large very ripe bananas, peeled (peels should have lots of black spots)
- 1 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick)
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon ground sweet spice (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pumpkin pie spice, etc)
Optional Stir-Ins or Toppings
- chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, cherries), chopped nuts, shredded coconut, powdered peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray or line (parchment, foil, silpat).
- In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until almost no lumps remain (the mixture should be almost liquid if using really ripe bananas; you should have about 1 cup). Stir in the oats until well-blended. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Mix in any optional ingredients, if using.
- Using a small cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon measure, drop rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Press down for flatter cookies (they don’t really spread). Sprinkle with any of the suggested toppings, if desired.Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch at the center. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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