Many times I struggle with naming my recipes, and this time was no different. I chuckled though at the thought of GF (Gluten Free) in the title being mistaken for “Girlfriend” Cookies. But if I’m being honest, Girlfriend Cookies has a certain sassy ring to it, and I like it!
These cookies are a family fave! I’ve been making them since Eliza could eat solid foods. Here’s what I love about them:
High in fiber
Contains a good amount of protein
Very filling (make you and your kiddos full, so they’re a great snack)
Contain a large amount of your recommended daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium.
And the best part is, these cookies are so easy to make. Your kids can even help you!
2 Ripe Bananas
1 Cup of Oats
2 Tbs of Peanut Butter
Handful (or two) of Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl. This is the major binding agent for your cookies. You can use a fork for this, or a potato masher if you have one.
Pour in a cup of oats.
Put your 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the bowl. Creamy peanut butter is preferred as it will also help bind the other ingredients together.
Mix all 3 ingredients together well. I use a fork for this.
Grab a handful or two of dark chocolate chips and sprinkle them in your bowl. Mix ingredients together so chocolate is evenly(ish) distributed throughout.
Here’s the fun part. Do you want fun shaped cookies? If so, grab a cookie cutter and use it to form your cookies on the cookie sheet. These cookies don’t rise—I repeat, these cookies do not rise. So make sure you make each cookie the size you’d like to eat them as. There’s no rules on what your cookies need to look like so take some creative control here.
Once you have cookies formed, put in the oven for 17mins.
Make sure to let your GF cookies cool for a couple minutes before taking a bite. This recipe yielded 7 large star-shaped cookies and we ate them in less than 10mins!!!
If you liked this recipe, please share it on Facebook and Pinterest! Having a sweet tooth doesn’t have to always result in making bad choices. Choosing snacks like this, over processed garbage cookies you can buy at a store, will fulfill your cravings and give you some added health benefits.