Banana Oat Clusters

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  • Many of you are probably unaware that before I started this blog I actually had another one. It was just about the happenings of my newlywed life with Chris and other randomness. The problem was that I kept blogging about food and what was going on in the kitchen. Every once in a while I go back to it and look through some of the great recipes on there. These “cookies” were blogged on there almost two years ago. I though I would share them with you on here. They are that awesome.

    Banana Oat Clusters
    Why are they so awesome? Because they have no added sugar {the chocolate chips can be left out}, no butter, no eggs, no flour, and they are full of fiber. The texture is a cross between an oatmeal cookie and banana bread.
    Banana Oat Clusters
         makes 16-20
    3 well ripened bananas
    2 T vanilla extract
    1/4 C olive oil
    2 C rolled oats
    1/3 C wheat germ
    2/3 C finely chopped almonds
    1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes
    1 T ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips {optional}
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork and mix in the vanilla and oil. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, wheat germ, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. The dough will be crumbly  Roll into small balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 16 minutes, or until slightly brown and firm. Make sure not to under bake or they will fall apart. Store extras in the fridge.
    These slightly sweet clusters would also be great for breakfast! You could always omit the chocolate chips, or switch them for carob chips or chopped, dried fruit.Looking for another awesome, healthy oat recipe? Try these delicious, Almond and Peanut Butter Granola Bars!
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05573855440431259324 Marina

      I like this recipe. Healthy and delicious. Keeping it! I wish I had a Pinterest, can’t get access yet…:(

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      Ohhh. I am going to try these too!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10952122314233752120 Kristi

      These look fabulous! And I’ve got some very ripe bananas with their name on it! Thanks bunches for linking up to Mop it up Mondays!
      {HUGS},
      kristi