My last post featured a healthy and comforting Carnival squash soup that is perfect for the cold weather of Fall and Winter. I got so much positive feedback about including a recipe on the blog that I decided to share another one.
This recipe is ridiculously simple to make and requires just four ingredients. Plus, it is a great way to use up bananas that have become overly ripe (the more brown spots on the peels, the better). The bananas provide the sweetness and act as a binder for the oats and blueberries. And because the ingredients are all whole foods, there’s plenty of fiber to keep you full plus natural sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The end result is somewhere between a cookie and a small muffin. What’s not to love? Plus, because there aren’t any heavy ingredients (butter, eggs, or oil) in this recipe, you can eat quite a few without feeling overly full.
These bites are great for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert. Feel free to substitute dried fruit, frozen fruit (but let it thaw and drain it well before using), or even chocolate chips for the fresh berries.
This recipe is vegan, soy free, nut free, oil free, and gluten free (if using gluten free oats) but full of fiber, naturally sweet, and really delicious!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- Mash bananas with a fork in a medium bowl until smooth.
- Add oats, blueberries, and cinnamon, stirring until well combined.
- Place spoonfuls of batter mixture on a cookie sheet (covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent sticking), leaving room between each as they will spread slightly while baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until brown (they will be slightly soft when finished but will become more firm as they cool).
- Cool on a rack and then enjoy!
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