Change up your usual morning grub with these super easy and yummy oatmeal banana bites! They are perfect on the go too, for those of you who eat in the car like I do or to take on a hiking trip. It’s a great way to use up super ripe bananas so that you don’t have to toss them and also any trail mix or chocolate chips that you only have a small handful left of. Get creative and try different ingredients! This is also a fun recipe to make with kids, family, or roomies in the morning because it doesn’t require too much thinking before your cup of coffee and it’s really hard to mess up!
Oatmeal Banana Bites
Makes about 12 – 15 cookies, 1″ rounds.
This is the base for the recipe:
-1 large or 2 medium bananas, very ripe (put them in a brown paper bag to help them get ripe)
– 1 cup rolled oats
Here are some suggestions for items to add in:
– ground cinnamon
– ground ginger
– chocolate chips
– peanut butter chips
– dried fruit
– flax seed
– wheat germ (here’s why this is good for you)
– shredded coconut
(To mine I added ground cinnamon and ginger, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, wheat germ, and almond slivers.)
In a medium bowl, mash up your banana(s).
Add the oatmeal and mix well.
To the base add in any other items you’d like. Mix well and make sure you don’t add too much where the cookies won’t hold.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if using foil, lightly oil so nothing sticks).
Shape the cookies into bite sized rounds with a spoon or with your hands (because it’s more fun that way). Place on the baking sheet. *I try to make sure that the bottom of each bite is mostly oatmeal and doesn’t have chocolate chips or other things that can easily burn before putting them on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350F.