ingredients
  • Ripe banana ½ cup, roughly sliced
  • Chunky peanut butter ½ cup, at room temperature
  • Instant oats or rolled oats ¾ cup
  • Cinnamon powder ½ tbsp

This cookie preparation is an absolute delight to work upon. A pretty simple cookie recipe with very few ingredients yet packed with good nutrients… what else would any one desire?

These 4 ingredient power cookies can be eaten by a wide range of population with diverse eating habits as the recipe is gluten free, vegan, cholesterol free, eggless, dairy free, contains whole grains!

Some of you may find this recipe to be a bit low on sugar. For the ones who prefer to eat foods with a nice balance of health and sweetness, I suggest you add about 2 tablespoons of honey to the cookie dough before shaping the dough in to cookie balls for baking.

Alternatively, you may dunk, coat, or drizzle the cookies in molten chocolate chips and cool the cookies until the chocolate sets. This will help to balance the sweetness of cookies without changing the recipe dynamics.

And, for the ones that like to eat healthy with controlled levels of sweetness, you will certainly love the recipe for the health quotient, as it provides good wholesome nutrition. In short, it is a perfect go to snack after a great workout or a refreshing run, which will energize you with good fiber without spiking the blood glucose levels!

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and lightly grease a baking tray. Line the tray with butter paper or parchment sheet and set aside. To a processor jar, add banana slices and process it until the banana is smooth and pasty in consistency. Add the peanut butter to banana paste and again process the mixture until well combined. Now, add the oats, cinnamon powder and process the cookie dough until the mixture is well combined and is thick paste in consistency. Make even sized small balls of the cookie dough and place them at some distance from each other on the prepared baking tray. Flatten all the cookie dough balls from the top with hands and then transfer the tray in to the preheated oven. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, cool and enjoy!

Tips

You may also use creamy peanut butter to get smoother cookies and add one or two tablespoons of roughly chopped peanuts to add crunch to the cookies if desired. Maintain the baking temperature and you might need to keep a watch in the final minutes of baking.

Nutritional information (per serving): 128 Calories, 8.7g Total fat (1.3g Saturated fat, 2.6g Polyunsaturated fat, 4.2g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 78.6mg Sodium, 155.8mg Potassium, 11g Total carbohydrates (2.5g Dietary fiber, 2.7g Sugars), 4.9g Protein