A guest post by Nurture Volunteer Dijana Hodzic
Winter and holiday season calls for baking.
You also might be spending more time indoors with the kiddos, so making baking a fun family activity is a bonus!
This simple recipe brings the kids into the kitchen and results in a delicious and healthy treat.
– Base, such as parchment paper (required)
– 1 cup of quick cook oats
– 2 ripe bananas
– Honey or maple syrup to sweeten
– Shredded coconut
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Cut out enough parchment paper for your cookie sheet and grab a sharpie. Draw any shape you like on one side of the parchment paper. Turn the parchment paper around and place it on the cookie sheet. Now make the cookie “dough” by using a fork to mash the bananas and mix in the oats. (You can also use a food processor)
Now is the time to fold in any optional ingredients you want to add.* Spoon some of the cookie “dough” on top of the shapes of the parchment paper. You should be able to see them from the other side. Let the kids have fun shaping the “dough” in the shapes you drew.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes and let cool on a cooling rack. Once the cookies are no longer hot, dip in some milk and enjoy!
*NOTE: The more optional ingredients you add, the more banana you will need to keep the “dough” together.