These healthier cookies’ main ingredients include oats, whole wheat flour, and bananas. The cinnamon icing is a perfect pairing for the oat and banana flavors.
Hello out there! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. And, honestly?…sorry, not sorry. Life has been busy and so full of good things going on that I haven’t been devoting as much time to making creative recipes to share with y’all.
That’s not to say I plan on quitting this blog space anytime soon. Life, like the weather, has seasons. In this current season of my life I’ve been kept busy with lots of exciting growth going on at my job which involves me taking on more of a variety of tasks and projects and renovating things around our new house. Mostly, painting. So. Much. Painting.
I won’t bore you with the painting details. Just know that my spare time that I used to devote to cooking and baking new recipes and sharing them on this blog has now been allotted to house renovations and my job.
Because life has been busier than normal time has been flying by. I hate to be that person to talk about how they can’t believe that it’s already the end of “X” month, but in all seriousness, where the hell did October go?! Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it.
For Christmas I’m fairly certain I’ll be taking some time to get back in the kitchen and bake sweet treats to give as gifts this year. As the years go on I have started to shift my appreciation in the types of gifts I give to others and receive. Personally I’d much rather spend money on a vacation or other neat experiences with friends and family members rather than give each other tangible gifts.
Food is the exception to the tangible rule for me. If a friend or family member bakes me cookies or fixes me dinner I appreciate that food so much more knowing that they took the time to craft it. And it’s hard to disappoint someone when you give them cookies and candies as a gift.
Here I have an easy, tasty cookie recipe to share that can be prepped and baked in less than 30 minutes – perfect for gifting to others or keeping them all for yourself. I won’t judge. I actually made this recipe a couple months ago after being sent some free samples from Flavor of the Earth.
Flavor of the Earth specializes in creating these super high-quality, organic spices that will rock your world. Currently they make turmeric and cinnamon powder.
I used their Ceylon Cinnamon for these cookies – both as an ingredient in the cookies and in the icing. A simple trick for elevating any cookie?…Dip half of it in icing.
If you like your cookies more gooey and underdone like me you’ll probably love these babies. If you’re more of a crunchy cookie person I have to warn you that since the cookies lack butter or oil they don’t get super crispy on the outside so if you’re looking for some crunch in your life I recommend adding some chopped nuts to the cookies before baking – maybe some walnuts! Walnuts always go well in banana nut bread.
These healthier cookies' main ingredients include oats, whole wheat flour, and bananas. The cinnamon icing is a perfect pairing for the oat and banana flavors. *Can also use brown sugar
Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Icing
Prep: Cook: Yield: ~20 cookies Total:
**Only use the cashewmilk if the cookie consistency is too dry. If it is difficult to combine all of the dry ingredients with wet, add 1 Tbsp. cashewmilk at a time
These healthier cookies' main ingredients include oats, whole wheat flour, and bananas. The cinnamon icing is a perfect pairing for the oat and banana flavors.
*Can also use brown sugar
Do you like to bake cookies and candies for friends and family for the holidays?