Forget the sugary Christmas cookies and try these healthy, vegan, cranberry banana oatmeal cookies instead! They’re extremely easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Oatmeal cookies are quite popular on Pinterest. I’ve seen so many different recipes, some healthy, some not so much, and today I finally decided to make my own version.
These oatmeal cookies are made with just a few basic ingredients, are vegan, naturally gluten-free and completely refined sugar-free! Ripe bananas and dry cranberries give these oatmeal cookies enough sweetness, so there’s no need to add any sweetener.
Before making these you should know that this recipe is not for crunchy oat cookies! These are chewy oatmeal cookies, with crispy edges. These are perfect for a sweet snack and even for breakfast! 🙂
Plus, cranberries are among the healthiest fruits in the world! They’re a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. With their high content of vitamin C, cranberries will help you block some of the damage caused by free radicals, improve iron absorption from plant sources and aid in collagen production. Strengthen your immune system and prepare it for winter by consuming cranberries in any form possible!
Whether you like cranberry juice, cranberry sauce or desserts like this oatmeal cookies recipe, cranberries should not miss from your diet this winter!
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- 3 bananas, very ripe
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 ⁄2 cup dry cranberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup oat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- some oil, for greasing the pan
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a bowl, mash bananas with a fork, then add oats, cranberries, baking soda, milk
- and vanilla.
- Cover an oven tray with some parchment paper then lightly grease it.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of cookie mixture for each cookie, or 2 if you want
- them larger.
- Bake them for 20-30 minutes.