Oatmeal is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world – packed with Vitamin B1, manganese, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and biotin, oatmeal is very versatile and it can be easily embedded into anyone’s diet. Here is how you can easily make your own delicious and healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies, in three easy and entertaining steps!
Recipe Inspired by theskinnyfork.com
Step 1: Gather All The Ingredients And Prepare The Tray
The secret to making delicious oatmeal cookies is making sure that you have all the ingredients – and that you have them in the right amounts as well! That being said, you will need:
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1/3 C. Peanut Butter
- 2/3 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Dash of Ground Cloves
- Dash of Ground Nutmeg
- 1 1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 C. Unsalted Nuts or almond
- 1/4 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips ( I Used Dark Chocolate)
- 1/4 C. Shredded Coconut (Optional)
Now that you got all the ingredients in place, it is time to move on to preparing the tray for baking. First and foremost, you must preheat your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then line a baking sheet with durable parchment paper that will prevent your oatmeal cookies from sticking to the tray.
Step 2: Prepare The Mixture!
This is the most important part of the process, and it must be done with the utmost attention to detail. Make sure to carefully mix together the spices, the vanilla, the applesauce, the bananas as well as the peanut butter, and then add the one and a half cup of oatmeal along with the coconut, the nuts as well as the chocolate chips.
Once you have all the ingredients in one bowl, make sure to stir them until the mixture becomes homogeneous – it is essential for the ingredients to be very well combined.
Step 3: Start Baking Your Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!
The moment of truth! Once you have obtained that lovely-smelling homogeneous mixture, it is time to move on to baking it! Start by taking two tablespoons of cookie mixture and then place them carefully onto the previously liked baking sheet.
Make sure to leave enough space between the cookies, because they tend to expand during the baking process, and the last thing you want is to realize that your cookies have blended into one giant cake!
One inch of space should be enough for starters – once you have placed the cookies onto the baking sheet, you need to add the chocolate chips on top of them. Add a generous amount of chips, as they will be the ones that give the oatmeal cookies that distinct flavor we all love!
Make sure to bake your peanut butter oatmeal cookies for about 20 to 30 minutes, and to check on them regularly to see whether they are crispy or not. After that, take them out and allow them to cool down a bit before you start tasting them. There you have it, that is how you make your own oatmeal cookies in three easy and hassle-free steps!
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