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easy, two-ingredient, good-for-you cookie pops

banana oat cookie pops

Easy? Yes. Two-ingredient? Yes, to start. Plus add-ins. So more than two. Good for you? Definitely. Pops? There are sticks. Cookies? Well, cookie-like anyway. I think these are called cookies for lack of a better word that means not-really-a-cookie (I mean, who are we trying to kid here? Cookies have flour and sugar and eggs and decadent things.) This is more the essence of cookie. Spirit of a cookie? Whatever they are called, they are a good alternative for snacking and a very good way to get your dose of banana and oatmeal.

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A friend of mine from my Healthy Living Challenge Group (as in, a facebook group trying to do this healthy living thing challenge together) sent me the link to these with the suggestion I make them. Good suggestion. The original post is HERE at The Burlap Bag. the blog for a shop in Texas (and online, actually). Before you even read further, that’s the post to hit first. They give all the step-by-steps with photographs and hints and tips on how to make these. Pretty much the only thing I changed was using parchment paper instead of greasing the cookie sheets and my choice of add-ins, and then adding sticks.

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to make good-for-you, banana oat cookie pops

 

you will need:*

2 ripe bananas

1 cup quick oats

mix-ins (dried cherries and chocolate chips used here)

lollipop sticks (optional)

*Find lollipop sticks in the craft store.

 

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.  Mash together the bananas and oats. I used my pastry blender and mashed and mashed like mad.

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Stir in the mix-ins. I did a couple handfuls, about 1/3 cup total.

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Scoop by heaping tablespoonful on the tray and shape into a ball (sort of). I added sticks to see what would happen. It worked. Just stick the stick in before baking and use your fingers to mush them back into shape.

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Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cooked through. Makes about 15.

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Thanks, The Burlap Bag, for such a great idea!!

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Posted September 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    A couple months ago I probably wouldn’t have even looked at the recipe for these healthy pops…but..we’ve also been eating healthy around here lately! Plus all four ingredients you used I really like. I’ll just think of them as a chocolate covered cherry treat. ;)

  2. meaghanmountford
    Posted September 22, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I’m with you Karen! Same here…

  3. Posted September 23, 2013 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    These look so tasty!

  4. Posted September 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    This looks yummy, but just give me a spoon!

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