Healthy, nutritious, and crazy delicious, these sugar and flour-free Instant Oatmeal Cookies are packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut. A perfect healthy snack which is ready in under 30 minutes!
For the last half a year every single morning of mine starts with oatmeal. Before that, I usually had cereal thinking that it’s super healthy (you can call me a marketing victim, I deserve it) but my illusions were shattered after finding out about the crazy amounts of sugar it has.
Some cereals contain almost twice as much sugar as a favorite French breakfast pastry pain au chocolate. Can you believe it? Crazy world, crazy times. This fact frightens me keeping in mind how kids love them. Well, at least we need to check the amounts of sugar on the package before buying if there is no way to avoid cereals. My kid is too small yet so I don’t have to worry about it but if the situation won’t change (I highly doubt it will) I’ll have some decisions to make in the future.
Let’s get back to the oatmeal, though. There are a few ways I prepare it. First, I ALWAYS use a banana as a sweetener. The riper it is the better. Then, I either add unsweetened cocoa or the powdered peanut butter. The latter is my best discovery lately. It has 85% less fat calories than a traditional PB and is all natural! They didn’t pay me by the way, that’s my own opinion.
Why Oatmeal Is Good For You?
Well, first of all, oats are gluten-free. I’m not gluten intolerant but it does make me tired and bloated sometimes. Oats are also SUPER NUTRITIOUS. I won’t even name all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants these little guys have. My hands would get tired from typing.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast option because it’s very filling so you get hungry slower. If you want to lose some weight that’s exactly what you should be having for breakfast. Healthy + filling + low in calories = Perfection!
A week ago I found out that you can make absolutely healthy cookies using oatmeal too. No flour, no added sugar, nothing! Only pure healthy stuff. I loved that idea because they are great to take with you anywhere and have a healthy snack when your stomach is rumbling avoiding fast food. These Instant Oatmeal Cookies also won’t melt in the summer sunshine. Perfect!
Packed with sunflower seeds, raisins, bananas (of course), coconut, and flavored with cinnamon, these cookies are also crazy delicious. I am sure I’m making these guys many more times in the future. Try them!
Healthy Instant Oatmeal Cookies (Sugar & Flour-Free)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 heaping cup (90g) instant oatmeal
- 1/4 cup (35g) sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup (20g) coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup (40g) raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- Mash the bananas with a fork. In another bowl, add all the remaining ingredients. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 350°F (170°C).
- Using a tablespoon (I used heaping) spoon the mixture into your hands and form cookies. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and cook for 15-17 minutes until golden brown. Let cool. Enjoy!