Barefoot by the Sea: My Giddy Cookies

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Giddy Cookies

I adapted and named these "Giddy Cookies" because seriously, who doesn't love a cookie that's also good for you?  Since I make the kid's snacks weekly, I'm always looking to mix it up a bit but when I find something that meets my "requirements" we tend to repeat our favorite recipes.  Here's the scoop...

These cookies are...
-All natural
-Kid Friendly
How could you go wrong?  Well, if you aren't a banana fan than these won't be a hit for you but otherwise, we have enjoyed them and recommend them!

Ingredients - 
2 Ripe Bananas
1 Cup Quick Oats
1/4 cup of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips (we've swapped the chips for walnuts, almonds, a handful of dried fruit, shredded coconut or a tablespoon of peanut butter.  The combos are yummy and these make a really fun recipe for you kids to take charge of!  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine your mashed bananas and oats in a bowl (Sydney loves to squish the whole banana and then they are already mashed when I peel them - anyway to include kiddos in the process!)
Fold in your add-ins
Place a tablespoon sized scoops on your cookie sheet
Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!  These taste best warm and fresh!  They also will keep for 3-4 days, covered.  If they last that long!
Oh and remember to never, ever throw away your ripe bananas!  They freeze nicely and this is a great way to use them up!  Link up what you're eating at Townsend House and The Clever Chicks!


  1. Yum! This sounds like a nice and easy snack!

  2. Do you think this would taste good with cranberries (dried) and white chocolate?!

  3. Wow, these sound really yummy! And so easy. I'll have to give it a try next time I have a bunch of overripe bananas!

  4. Nothing better than simple, tasty and healthy! Thanks!

  5. Oooh - yummy! Perfect for my "sweet tooth" girls! :)

  6. These seem easy enough that even I could make them. I'm your newest GFC follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime.

  7. Those look so yummy! Wow! I am loving your blog! I am your newest follower. Thanks again for inviting me over!


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