- 1/2 cup (45 grams) quick or old-fashioned oats* (not instant oats)
- 1/2 cup very ripe mashed banana (frozen is fine; see notes for substitutions)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (may substitute raisins, chopped nuts, etc.)
My kids do not love bananas yet they love these cookies, especially with the added treat of chocolate chips. If you really are not a fan of bananas, apple butter, applesauce, pumpkin butter, and pumpkin puree all provide good texture and may be substituted. With the apple and pumpkin butter, I like to add nuts, raisins, and a little cinnamon. Apple sauce and pumpkin puree result in a blander tasting cookie, so you may wish to add a little honey or maple syrup, cinnamon, etc. Feel free to experiment and find combinations you enjoy.