Moving into a new home, I wanted to make my kitchen smell yummy, try out my oven and I had to do something with three bananas.
I wanted to do something a little different and didn't want to use eggs because well, I eat a ton and same with nuts so I did what I usually do and perused the Web and eventually concocted my own recipe.
This recipe is highly customizable, so try some different things and let me know how it goes ;)
Oat Fruit Bars/Cookies:
3 very ripe bananas
2 cups certified gluten-free oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chocolate chips (dairy, soy and nut free)
1/4 cup dried sour cherries, no sugar added
1 tbls honey
1 tbls fig jam
1/3 cup (actually I used a little less) coconut oil, melted
Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl, add in the vanilla, honey and fig and mix well. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend thoroughly until a batter starts to form. Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, at 15 minutes turn down to 300 degrees and bake for 7 minutes then turn the oven off and leave in for about another 4 minutes. I baked them this way for two reasons: 1) I wanted the them to be very soft and 2) I didn't want to burn the bottoms since there is a lot of fruit in these I thought it could happen easily.
Yields ~ 11 medium sized cookies
These are super moist and chewy. You could add some nut butter to bring some hardening to them if desired. I highly suggest storing these in a refrigerator.
Caution: These are extremely addicting...