Banana Oatmeal Health Cookies

Recipe Courtesy of Applejack


2 cups mashed ripe bananas
4 cups oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup applesauce
cinnamon to taste (about 1/2 to 1 tsp)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl till everything is uniformly moist. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. The dough will not spread, so flatten it to desired cookie thickness. Bake for 15 minutes. Eat warm or after cooling. Store in an airtight container.

These are awesome snacks, and don't get much healthier. They are wheat-free, with no added sweetener or butter. For a variation, you can substitute the nuts with just about anything: raisins, dates, or if you want to be less healthy maybe some chocolate or carob chips.

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