Do you feel sometimes like having a baked treat, but you don’t really feel much like baking? This cookie recipe is SO easy and quick that you hardly realize you’ve baked, and your cookies will be ready before you know it! Try these Easiest Oatmeal Cookies!
You will only need 4 ingredients. Yes, that’s right, and you probably already have them in your kitchen!
First, you’ll mash up a banana.
After that, add vegan chocolate chips.
Then, add raisins.
You can use the chocolate chips or raisins separately. We like to combine them at the Mountain Farmhouse. Using only one of them makes this recipe even faster and easier, though!
What I really like is the fact that there is no added sugar or salt in this recipe. Except for the sugar in the chocolate chips, of course. This makes it great for kids and adults alike. If you have little ones, or the grandchildren are coming to visit, it’s a fun activity to bake together! Then there’s a delicious snack to share when you’re all done.
These are great as a breakfast item. What a nice treat instead of a granola bar- a COOKIE! (or two or three) Yum.
They keep well in an airtight container for a couple of days after baking and cooling.
Double the recipe and freeze to have all week long.
For a fun variation and added protein, slather some peanut butter on top.
- 1 Ripe banana
- 1 Cup Quick-cooking dry oatmeal
- 1/4 Cup chocolate chips(vegan)
- 1/4 Cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or lightly greasing the pan.
In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork. Get it good and mushy.
Add the oatmeal and stir to mix.
Stir in the vegan chocolate chips.
Add the raisins and stir thoroughly to combine.
Drop by the teaspoonful onto the prepared pan.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes until done. Cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.
My cookies cooked fast. Just be sure to watch them closely while they bake.
Quick-cooking oats work better than rolled oats. I have used both. If you choose to use rolled oats, they will be more crumbly, making them more of a snack-ish trail mix rather than a cookie.
ALTITUDE Note: We live at a higher altitude than some, so I have to adjust my oven temperature accordingly. For some reason, baking is generally more successful if I turn my oven DOWN by about 25 degrees F. You may have to make adjustments as you see fit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate. It is intended here as a guide only.
Let me know what you think!
I hope that you enjoy making (and eating) these easiest oatmeal cookies ever!
Blessings to you!