Oatmeal is a dietary essential for Adventists, as both a breakfast meal and a popular ingredient in many other recipes. It provides fiber, healthy protein, complex carbohydrates, and good doses of iron and
B vitamins. Because it holds up well to frying and baking, it forms the basis of many vegetarian main dishes like veggie burgers, nut loaves, and smoothies.
These quick-and-filling breakfast cookies are easy to make in advance and take on the road; they’re also the perfect healthy snack or dessert. Before baking, you can flatten them into the traditional cookie shape or keep them rolled into cookie balls.
3 large ripe bananas
1 3⁄4 cups quick oats
1⁄4 cup chocolate chips
1⁄4 cup applesauce
Crushed nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
Mash bananas in a bowl; add oats and mix well to combine.
Fold in chocolate chips and applesauce.
Use a tablespoon to measure out portions of the dough, dropping onto the baking sheet.
You can shape these into balls or press and flatten each cookie with a spoon. (It will not spread out much during baking.)
Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on top.
Remove and let cool on a rack.
Roll in honey and then crushed nuts, if using, when cool enough to handle.
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