Total Basset Case: SPD Recipe: Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies

Apr 4, 2013

SPD Recipe: Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies

Last week I saw this pin and was immediately intrigued.
2 ingredient cookies, could it be true?
Could they be good?!

Turns out it is true and they are good!
The first batch I made I added a handful of craisins and that turned out well.
But I felt like they needed just a little something else.
My wheels started spinning of all the options I could add to them while still keeping them pretty darn healthy.

I am a big fan of a little sweet treat after dinner and these definitely fit the bill.

So after the first batch was gone embarrassingly quick, I got to thinking about how to improve the second batch.  I ended up adding a few more items.
Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookies
-2/3 (semi ripe) bananas
-1 cup oats
-1/4 cup chocolate chips
-1/3 cup craisins
-2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
-2 teaspoons cinnamon
-1/3 cup flax seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet
2. Mash up bananas in a bowl
3. Add oats
4. Add remaining ingredients
5. Scoop cookie 'dough' onto cookie sheet
6. Bake for 20-24 minutes until tops are slightly firm
7. Enjoy!

The options for these are literally endless...hence the kitchen sink title.  You could literally add just about everything BUT the kitchen sink and make these delicious.
I also love that they are virtually fat free.  

They are delicious after dinner or warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave for breakfast.
My mind is already swirling what to add in the next batch.
Here are my thoughts so far on variations to try:
-almond butter
-crushed up nuts
-coconut flakes

Let me know if you make these! 

Linking up with Katie and Steph


Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

YUM. These look so delicious. Any cookie with banana and chocolate sounds like a winner to me.

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Bethany said...

I planned on making these a few days ago and haven't gotten around to it - hopefully mine turn out as well as yours did!

Katie said...

Anything with bananas, oats, flaxseed, and choc chips I'm all over it seems. I make similar ones and love them. Love how you added more to make it your own! YUM!

Thanks for linking up boo!

Jodi said...

I've been dying to try these for weeks and I keep forgetting to buy oats. Need to do that this weekend! They look so good.

k8te said...

these sound awesome, i'll have to try them! i used to make these no bake cookies...they sound similar!

Betty said...

These look great! I'm always looking for desserts that have less sugar and these ones definitely fit the bill. Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

Yum! We made these a few weeks ago, and I threw in a handful of chocolate chips too. Cinnamon and cranberries sound amazing for next time!

Anonymous said...

These sound deeeeelicious and I'm so excited to try them with tons of crazy ingredients! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Jordon said...

I need to make these for my post dinner snack versus reaching for the bag of m&m's! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney said...

These look so yummy (and healthy:)

Danielle said...

These look so good! I might make them and replace the brown sugar with a little agave.

The hubby isn't a fan of banana, but I love them! So that just means more for me :)

Caroline Davies said...

These look so good! I love anything with bananas and chocolate chips!
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Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I make these for Norrie all the time! Couldn't be easier or healthier.

Sarah Adiutori said...

I LOVE oatmeal cookies and these look amazing! Can't wait to try out this recipe.

Allison said...

These look amazing! Love the additions you made too!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

YUM! I make my morning oatmeal with those ingredients in it. Never thought to make it into cookies though! What a great idea. Can't wait to try this!

Katie said...

yum!! I love anything with chocolate and bananas!

Anne said...

For real?! I always wonder if some of these Pinterest things are too good to be true, but this sounds awfully good...