Cookies are meant to be delicious, full of amazing flavor, and provide some guilty pleasure. Here is a recipe that achieves all the desires that a cookie should offer. Only six ingredients needed, no flour, and pure happiness. That is what these Banana Oatmeal Cookies will bring with every bite!
Life tends to throw us curve balls, and we just have to be positive and ready for anything. Since this is not only my blog about recipes, it is also my journal. I wanted to share what life changes have developed, and why you will be seeing many changes here at CafeTerraBlog. One promise I will give you, there will still be some “unhealthy” recipes made for my friends and family.
A few weeks ago my Endocrinologist shared that my Parathyroid was not functioning appropriately. Calcium in my diet was not being absorbed correctly. Now since two is better than one, I was also having issues with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar.) So my doctor recommended a Diabetic diet. WOW, now this will be different right? Well for this sugaraholic, it may be a wee bit different!
There is Diabetes in my family, so staying healthy is so important to me. I have stopped including sugar in my diet almost completely. I said “almost completely” because I have not been diagnosed with Diabetes, but still could become Diabetic someday. Trying to eat healthy now is priority in my life….AND honestly, I feel amazing! So there you go, my fun adventures with food just keep growing!
Now another fun part to this new way of eating, I have discovered Palm (Coconut) Sugar. I love reading Amy Green’s blog Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and will be sharing more on her lovely cookbook VERY soon. Palm sugar is used in these cookies. You could use regular sugar, or completely exclude sugar if you choose. I like my treats to have some sweetness, so this sugar is a great substitute.
Also, since I cannot have all-purpose flour, you may see more gluten free choices here. One thing I stand by, ALL recipes can be altered to you taste buds. So don’t be afraid to use all-purpose flour, instead of using the flours I choose in each recipe.
This recipe evolved from conversations with my Sister and Mom. They were sharing about two-ingredient recipes, and how you can find many of them on Pinterest. Since I like things with extra flavor, I chose to add a few extra ingredients to my cookies. These cookies are perfect for traveling with, AND give you a quick pick-me-up!
- 4 bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup Palm sugar (coconut sugar)
- 1½ cups old fashioned oats (or gluten-free oats)
- ½ cup dried cherries
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl - mash bananas, add palm sugar, old fashioned oats, dried cherries, ground nutmeg, cinnamon. Mix together well. Use tablespoon to add cookie dough to baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes (or longer, depending on oven.)
- Cool and store the cookies in the refrigerator for up to seven days.