The post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. All opinions are my own.
It’s not the holiday season without cookies!
Every Christmas Eve, my cousin and I look forward to making dozens of cookies for family, friends and neighbors. There are a handful of recipes we make year after year but we always leave room for trying something new! These will be on this year’s list during our socially-distanced baking spree!
These aren’t your typical Christmas cookies, however. These are made with a base of only two ingredients: oats and banana!
Bananas make these cookies sweet while adding nutrition like fiber and potassium.
Quaker Oats ground into flour make up the base of this recipe. Oats are highly versatile offering countless possibilities to get more taste and nutrition out of what we eat each day. A half cup, uncooked serving is a good source of fiber and fiber may help support a healthy digestive system Oats alsoprovide essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese. Quaker has spent more than 143 years finding modern ways to help people benefit from the taste, versatility and nutrition of whole grain oats.
Oats like other whole grains, are a complex carbohydrate and consuming them over the course of the day can help increase whole grain consumption, an area that most Americans fall short on according to NHANES data.
Each cookie is customizable based on your desired festive add-ins. If you are looking for a berry twist, try the raspberry chia jam thumbprint cookies. If you feeling chocolatey, then the chocolate and peppermint is a must try!
Make these feel-good cookies at home with family or friends this holiday season and be sure to tag me in your creations on Instagram!
Holiday Oat Cookies 6 ways
- 1 cup Quaker old fashioned oats, ground into flour
- 1 banana, mashed
Raspberry Chia Jam Thumbprint cookies
- 1/2 cup cup frozen raspberries
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp chopped pecans
- 4 no added sugar dried cranberries
- 8 dark chocolate chips
- 8 small pretzels
- 1 tsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp allspice
Chocolate peppermint cookies
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp crushed candy cane
Orange Cranberry cookies
- 1 tbsp no added sugar dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp no added sugar orange juice
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Mix together oat flour, banana and add-ins *until uniform. Divide batter into 4 cookies, place on a pre-greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.