Rolled Oat & Banana Cookies

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total: 30 mins

Serves: ~ 22 cookies


Ingredients:

  • 3 cup rolled oats (make these gluten-free if needed)
  • 3 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 tbsp maca root
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 large bananas
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit, chopped into raisin sized bits)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips (I love this brand)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl mash all the bananas together until smooth consistency is reached
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, cacao, maca root & salt
  4. Add mashed bananas, raisins, vanilla, chocolate chips & shredded coconut. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Scoop out a golf sized amount of batter and with wet hands and form into a small puck-like disc. These won’t rise while baking, so be sure to make the shape you’d like before going into the oven (cookie cutter are a fun idea!).
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
  7. Allow to cool before moving into a container to store. Eat right away or store in the fridge for up to seven days. These also freeze great (up to four months)!

Maca root was added as a great way to sneak this adaptogen into your diet. This powerful supplement helps our body deal with stress and therefore regulates our hormones. Such a fantastic addition especially for women who struggle with any sort of side-effects from their menstrual cycle. If you don’t have maca root, you don’t need to include it!


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