Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies




I received a free e-copy of Clean Food Diet: Avoid processed foods and eat clean with few simple lifestyle changes; Special Diet Cookbooks and Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 4 (if you have Amazon Prime, you can get your own free copy here). I was asked to read through and provide my feedback on the book contents. I didn't notice the collection name until after I had already read most of the way through the e-book, so didn't realize it was a vegetarian book and thought that should have been included on the cover. I did find a few typos in the book, and wished there were a few more photos of the recipes included (though I thought the ones that were included were nice). Overall I thought this was a good, basic, starter book to include in your library if you're considering moving towards a clean diet, or just want to have more clean food recipes in your arsenal. A lot of the recipes are great base recipes and include suggestions and encouragement to personalize and make them your own.


I decided to take that suggestion and use the 2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies and make them my own! I've made a similar recipe before, but never just a 2 Ingredient version of this cookie and was intrigued. I chose to throw a handful of mini M&Ms into mine (so much for being clean cookies!).

I've found these type of cookies (with bananas in them) are best eaten fresh from the oven, or reheat them in the oven after storing. They tend to get soft / mushy if they sit in a tupperware but reheating them in the oven helps firm them up and gives them better flavor and texture again.

2 Ingredient Oatmeal Banana Cookies adapted from Clean Food Diet

Ingredients
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups oats
Add-ins of your choice (chopped walnuts, dried cherries,c hocolate chips, etc.) if desired

Directions 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Mix the bananas and rolled oats in a bowl (along with any other chosen add-in ingredients such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and / or dried fruit). 
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Let them cool in the pan before serving.
Lindsey thought these were pretty tasty!

Book Description:
Would you like to improve your health and boost your immune system?

You can do it with clean food diet!

Clean eating improves your health, it boosts your immune system, it helps you think better, it makes your skin look better, it makes your hair shine, and your tummy feel much better as well. And all with just a few simple lifestyle changes! Not in a month or two, but now! Now is the time for that change, now is the time to feel better;do this for yourself and be grateful for it!

Clean eating is a challenge, given the amount of processed foods you can find on the market. It sounds harder than it actually is, and once you get started and taste real, clean food and get to testify to its benefits later on, there’s nothing stopping you.

Every single food we buy at the supermarket has at least one additive to preserve it better, to make it look better, or to taste better. But luckily in the last few years, you can see that many people have stopped eating whatever, whenever and began to become more interested in where their food comes from, how it is being produced, what it contains, and what health benefits it has. This has led to a movement that is trending more and more called clean eating.

In "Clean Food Diet" you will discover:
  • What clean eating is
  • What to eat
  • How to eat clean
  • How to cook clean
50 simple recipes to jump start your new lifestyle:
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main Dishes
  • Desserts

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1 comment:

  1. The idea of a 2-ingredient cookie is very appealing, with just some dried fruit and nuts added in. I think these might be fun, and healthy, to make with my granddaughter when she comes to visit at the end of the month.

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