These two creations have to the most fun I have had cooking yet. I was giggling the whole way through with excitement! I knew my kids would go nuts over them and they are so healthy! As parents it can be hard to "make" your kids eat healthy all the time when they see all the junk food constantly advertised on billboards, television, and even at other family or a friend's houses. I love when I can create something yummy and exciting for them This did the trick!! Oh boy, were they pleased!! The BEST part is there is only FIVE basic ingredients that I bet you have on hand right now!
Banana Oat Cookies
4 cups Rolled Oats
4-5 Very Ripe Bananas (heavily spotted)
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Cinnamon
About 1 cup Dark Chocolate chunks-if desired
Optional add ins: Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder (Plant-Based), Chia Seeds, Ground Flax Seeds, Cranberries, Raisins, the list goes on. Be creative. Just make sure the dough stays slightly gooey.
Pre Heat Oven 375 degrees
Mash bananas in a mixing bowl large enough for all ingredients. Blend 2 cups of rolled oats to make flour. (Just gently pulse in blender or food processor). Combine all ingredients in with the bananas and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined and sticky dough is formed.
Scoop heaping tablespoon of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased).
Shape dough into flat circles, making them all about the same size.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow them to cool completely before adding the ice cream.
Using the same recipe as above, place about 1 tablespoon of dough into each foil lined muffin cup. Using your fingers, press the cookie dough evenly around the foil liner. Press dough until it is about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.
Once the cookies and Muffins cups are completely cooled. Make ice cream.
Non Dairy~Fruit Based ICE CREAM
This stuff is so so good, if you have been holding back making this yumminess now is the time!
I used plain banana ice cream for the cookie center, but you could make it whatever frozen fruit flavor you love mixed with the bananas.
6-8 Very Ripe Frozen Bananas
Allow to thaw from freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Until they are just soft to the touch, not squishy! Blend in high powered blender until smooth, or if you have a Yonanas ice cream maker then you are set. Scoop into Cookie Cups and top with your fave fresh fruit or Nut butter.
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich: Scoop desired amount of ice cream between two cookie and place directly in the freezer for about 45 minutes. Then serve or store in freezer safe packaging until ready to consume! These are so great for anytime of the day.