Yay! Two desserts in a week. This recipe was made to with the intent to combine three of my favourite flavours together: banana, peanut butter, and chocolate (cocoa). Anyway you combine it, peanut butter and banana, chocolate and peanut butter, or banana and chocolate, I love them all. A lot.
So why not make a recipe where they are all together? I mean, I could just spoon a dollop of peanut butter from the jar, down some chocolate chips, and then eat a banana, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, if I make a dessert, there’s a little more creativity involved. That way, I can share too (the husband is pleased) and I have more for myself to snack on later.
That’s how these delicious sandwich cookies came about. The cookies are super easy to make since they are made with only two ingredients: sweet ripe bananas and rolled oats. The bananas are mashed up, flattened into cookies, and baked for a short amount of time.
Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and fibre while oats are also fibre-rich and a good source of iron. These chewy cookies alone would be great to grab and go for a quick breakfast or snack.
If you don’t have ripe bananas, a quick trick is to place the banana on a cooking sheet as the oven is preheating and let the skin brown and in the oven as it heats up. The bananas will soften and make it easier to mash up.
If you have more time, you can ripen the bananas by baking them at 300 degrees F. on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes so the skin gets completely black and the bananas get really soft and sweet.
All the ingredients! Exact amounts are listed in the "Ingredients" list below.
Then there’s the filling. It is the best part! It’s so simple, but so scrumptious. A little nutty, sticky peanut butter (I like using creamy PB), cocoa powder for chocolatey goodness, pure maple syrup for its rich flavour and extra sweetness, and salt to enhance the flavours is all that is needed. Place it together in a bowl and stir until creamy and smooth.
These 2-ingredient cookies are baked in 12-15 minutes.
Then top the bottoms of half of the cookies with the yummy filling.
Assemble the cookie sandwiches and you’ve got a tasty snack, dessert, or quick sweet breakfast. It’s vegan and gluten-free too, which is great if you have dietary restrictions. Just make sure that the ingredients such as the oats are made in a gluten-free facility (it’ll probably say it’s gluten-free on the bag).
Overall, these sandwich cookies are so good and so easy. All together there are six ingredients (plus a little cooking spray) and only takes 30 minutes or less from start to finish. I’ll be making these cookies again and again!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know with a comment below or through any of my social media (I love pictures) if you make it.