3 ripe bananas, mashed

1/3 cup applesauce

2 cups oats

1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 cup raisins or dark chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat the Oven: Begin by heating your oven to 350°F (175°C), ensuring it's ready for baking.

Combine Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix the mashed bananas, applesauce, oats, almond milk, raisins or chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until well combined. The mixture should be evenly moistened and well-incorporated.

Prepare Baking Sheet: Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking.

Form Cookies: Using a spoon, scoop the mixture and drop spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. You can shape them slightly with the back of the spoon if desired.

Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are set and lightly golden.

Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Then, indulge in your guilt-free treat!

These oatmeal cookies not only provide a healthier alternative to traditional recipes but also offer the flexibility to cater to different tastes. Whether you're a fan of raisins or prefer the decadent touch of dark chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to please.

Feel free to share your favorite healthy cookie recipes or any traditional recipes you'd love to see a healthier version of in the comments below. Let's create a collection of treats that allows us to enjoy the best of both worlds – delicious flavors and nutritious ingredients. Happy baking!