Soft Banana, Oatmeal and Walnut Cookies (Foodblogswap)

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It’s not often that I get to name most of the ingredients that go into a recipe in the post title. That’s right, this cookie only contains 4 ingredients! These must be the simplest cookies I’ve ever baked, but in this case simple is good, yummy even. They’re healthy, sugar-free and vegan too! Not a bad thing after all this sugar-laden Christmas fun. They’re absolutely fabulous for breakfast, I usually eat oatmeal with banana and walnut anyway, having it in cookie form is all the more convenient!

 

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This recipe was adapted from another blog, as part of the Dutch Foodblog Swap. I really liked participating in the swap last month, so I signed up again. This month, I got to bake from Judith’s blog My Food Blog. Judith keeps a Dutch blog with all types of food, from these cookies to Asian cuisine and salad recipes. A lot of variety, and everything looks delicious! This recipe was extra easy and extra healthy, plus I’m a big fan of oatmeal so I thought I’d have a go at it. Doesn’t look too bad now does it? 
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Soft Banana, Oatmeal and Walnut Cookies
yields: 10-12 cookies
equipment: a fork and a spoon 
 
Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
75gr oatmeal
12 walnut halves
some cocoa powder
 
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
 
2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until you reach a smooth consistency (no lumps!). Stir in the oatmeal until evenly distributed. 
 
3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Scoop 10 to 12 small heaps of batter onto the parchment paper with a spoon, making sure they are well spaced apart. Flatten them slightly with the back of a spoon. Dust with cocoa powder and decorate each cookie with a walnut half.
 
4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until firm and well browned. Leave to cool on a wire rack. 

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