If one of your your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy and ease stress, this recipe will do both. Think of it as a healthy bowl of oatmeal in a mess free cookie.
These also freeze well.
3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit you want to add), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp Splenda, sugar or other sweetener.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl really well. Let this mixture stand for at least 5 minutes to let the oats become good and hydrated.
Heap the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.
Variations: If you add some chopped nuts, you have a grab and go breakfast that includes protein as well as fruits and grains.
Dried cranberries are also a great addition if you don’t care for raisins. Cardamom fans may want to substitute that spice for the cinnamon.