Okay, these have no age limits but they’re great “cookies” to keep hangry (hungry+angry) toddlers at bay. With only four ingredients they are cheap, simple, fast and still taste yummy. I make them in small batches because of how quick they are and rotate them with other snacks so they remain a “treat” to my little guy.
If you’re a breastfeeding mom these are also helpful to get in some extra calories and help boost or maintain milk supply. The oatmeal is the ingredient that allegedly boosts supply; either way they’re a nice snack so enjoy one if you can. I also have been known to forget to feed myself lunch, so these are nice to have on hand to keep your energy level up until you can make real food!
One large banana (or two small)
One cup of oats
3-4 tablespoons of creamy natural peanut butter (regular Jif is not soy free) –I didn’t measure this, I used one massive heaping large spoonful. You can’t really mess it up!
Handful of raisins (or dried cranberries, blueberries, etc)
**possible add-ins are spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. You can also add things like chocolate or butterscotch chips to make them more of a treat. Peanut butter can be substituted with other butters such as almond or cashew or can be omitted entirely. If omitting, double the bananas.
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheet with coconut oil or preferred method.
2. Mash banana(s) in a mixing bowl then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3. Make balls with one spoonful each and place onto cookie sheet. Gently flatten each ball with a fork.
4. Cook 15 minutes and let cool. Keep in air tight container.