Recipe Time: Peanut Butter Bananarama Cookies

No Sugar. No Flour. 100% flavor with only 4 simple ingredients! Since I have greatly reduced my sugar intake, I have had to get a little more creative (and healthy!) ways to help kick cravings. This one, did not disappoint!

Have any of you ever tried those 2, 3, or 4 ingredient recipes? I exposed myself to my first this past holiday season. It was a three-ingredient peanut butter cookie. They were super heavy, but delicious nonetheless. So, I decided to take make my own rendition of the recipe to make it more delicious and nutritious!

The first ingredient: 2 bananas. I opted out of using a super ripe banana so it wouldn't make them too sweet (I am trying to avoid too much sweetness anyway). I put this in my mixing bowl first to mash it up. I left it somewhat chunky though to give a unique texture to my cookies.

The next ingredient we have here is obviously peanut butter! For this recipe, I used an all natural creamy peanut butter. Any peanut butter would do though, creamy or crunchy!

The third ingredient was Gluten-Free Rolled Oats.

Finally, I added 1 tsp of cinnamon. It is my new favorite spice lately! Because I am not adding sugar, I feel that this flavor is the next best thing!

I mixed the ingredients in a single bowl with the mashed banana. Then, I rolled them into about 1 inch balls and placed them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

After baking at 350 for 12 minutes, I had these mini treats, which looks exactly like the photo above! But as you can see, they don't flatten out like pancakes, which is a plus!

I left them cool so that they could hold their shape, but they still have the consistency of a no-bake. Baking them just allows the sticky-ness to subside and so they don't easily fall apart. They were absolutely perfect! Filling and would satisfy your sweet tooth! And not to mention, they are gluten-free, vegan friendly, and have no additional sugar other than what comes in your banana or natural peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Bananarama Cookies
Recipe makes about 18-20 cookies

2 Bananas (Ripeness is at your discretion)
1 C Peanut Butter
1/4 C Gluten-Free (or regular) Rolled Oats
1 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, mash banana until desired consistency. Add peanut butter, oats, and cinnamon. Mix until well-blended.
3. Using a spoon place a spoonful of the batter on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before enjoying so that they hold their shape.

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