First of all, I would like to thank Nausheen profusely for having me over at her blog. Her blog is one of a kind and I feel truly honored to guest post on her blog. Her informative articles on health are truly a blessing. They are easy to refer to for information. Well, coming from someone who has a Masters in Nutrition, you cannot but just listen to what she has to say.

 

I am Fa and I blog at www.beinghealthyblog.com. I blog about healthy recipes, parenting tips among other topics.

 

Healthy eating doesn’t necessarily have to be tedious or time consuming. Or it doesn’t have to be all too bland and boring as well. I prefer easy, simple and healthy food that does not take a lot of time to make. If the recipes are complicated, we tend to grab unhealthy food on the go.

 

If you have the right recipes, then eating right can never be a problem. Especially in today’s fast paced world, managing health has become a big problem where bad choices abound everywhere. The dine ins, the takeaways, the drive-thrus might have made our life easier but also very very unhealthy. If you are driving and feel hungry, all you have to do is look out of your window and you will have option after option of unhealthy food. All the burgers and pizzas just screaming out your name.

 

Most people shy away from being healthy as they feel managing it is a big deal. They feel it is time consuming, complicated and not to mention the myth that it is costly. But when you are armed with the right info and are prepared it could just be as easy as a breeze.  You can make healthy recipes right out of your pantry. It does not have to be costly or tedious.

 

The recipe that I have made for you all is the three ingredient oat banana honey cookie. This is absolutely easy and healthy that you can make with ingredients that are right in your kitchen. So this is one of the recipes that is my current favorite and it is totally my go to breakfast, snack, post workout meal or even dinner. It is so delicious and yet so easy to make that I prefer having a stock of this cookie always.

 

And with a cooking time of 15 minutes, this is absolutely a winner during the busy mornings. Pop them in the oven just as you are getting ready for work or getting your kids ready for school, and you will have them come out perfectly just in time.

 

I love having it with a glass of milk in the morning and my healthy breakfast is done. This is also one of the often repeated post workout food for me. And whenever I get my craving for my sweet tooth, this is always a savior. The sweet deliciousness of the honey totally satisfies my sweet tooth.

 

Bake these cookies and enjoy them right out of the oven or store them in an air tight container for up to a week. That is just what I so love about them. Healthy, nutritious and absolutely easy to make.

 

The main ingredients in this recipe are oats, banana, and honey. You can always add a dash of cinnamon powder to elevate it’s taste to the next level. Since one of my kids is not really fond of it’s flavor, I don’t add them to cookies generally. Please feel free to add them if you love the flavor of cinnamon. You can even add in nuts or dried fruits for extra nutrition and flavor. Adding walnuts to the oats banana honey cookie will take it to altogether different level.

 

You can check my no bake peanut butter oatmeal cookie too which is just as easy as this one.

 

Please remember each oven is different and hence the baking time would vary. This cookie has the tendency to burn pretty quickly, so please watch for it towards the end of the given time in the instructions. I have written down 15 minutes as that came out perfectly for my cookies. But I would suggest watching out after 10 minutes to prevent any mishaps or to adjust the temperature according to your oven.

 

So here is the recipe for the 3 ingredient oats banana honey cookie

 

Ingredients for making the oats banana honey cookie

1 3/4 oz rolled oats

1 medium banana

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

2 tbsp nuts, chopped (optional)

 

Directions for making the oats banana honey cookie

Preheat the oven to 390 °F (200 °C).

Peel and cut the banana in half and mash with fork.

Add in the rolled oats, banana, honey in a mixing bowl. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed. The consistency should be rough and not smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take a spoonful of the cookie dough and shape on to the baking sheet to make any desired shape.

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes:

  1. If you are using the cinnamon and nuts, add the cinnamon powder and nuts after blending. Once the dough is blended you can add in the nuts and mix well to combine thoroughly.
  2. You can relish this hot with a glass of cold milk and store them in an air tight container for up to a week.
  3. Each oven is different, so just be careful with the time. Watch out after 10 minutes to prevent burning as these cookies have the tendency to burn easily.

 

For a chocolate variation of the same recipe above, you can follow the same instructions as above with following ingredients.

 

Ingredients for chocolate oats banana cookie

1 ¾ oz rolled oats

1 medium banana

2 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp raw sugar or coconut sugar

 

Instructions

Peel and cut the banana in half and mash with a fork.

Take the rolled oats, banana, cocoa powder and raw sugar in a bowl and mix well. Add the  mashed banana and blend for 20 to 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed. The consistency should be rough and not smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take a spoonful of the cookie dough and shape on to the baking sheet to make any desired shape.

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

 

You can try more variations like

Peanut butter oats cookie,

Shredded coconut oats cookie

Chocolate chip oats cookie.

 

I hope you totally enjoy this simple and healthy recipe. Please check my No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal balls for no cook option.

 


nutrilifeiq

Hello, Iam a Nutritionist & Food Analyst . I like to write blog on Healthy Nutrition aspects & lifestyle ...I believe that healthy eating is an art of Life, Nutrition doesn't only revolves around weightloss or crash dieting , rather its about understanding the role of foods you consume.

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