What do you do when your bananas start to become overripe?
I love to create these easy, chewy cookie clusters!
Made with just a few pantry staples, these cookie clusters are a nutritious snack, on-the-go breakfast, and even a delicious dessert. I like to keep the base ingredients the same and get creative with toppings. Walnut and chocolate chips or dried strawberries are some of my favorite options. Not only are they super delicious, they also are packed with fiber, healthy fats, and natural sweetness from the over-ripe banana. I also love how these cookie clusters stay chewy and soft after baking. Grab this easy recipe to enjoy on the daily!
Banana Cookie Cluster Recipe
Servings: Creates about 8 cookie clusters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Huma Naz
1 large overripe banana
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup melted peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Optional toppings: Walnuts, dark chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, raisins
Preheat your oven to 350°F(176°C) and set out a nonstick baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the banana and add oats, peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon. Combine ingredients thoroughly.
Scoop the batter with a medium sized ice scoop onto a baking pan. Space the clusters out about 1 inch. Pat each cookie cluster down with the back of the ice cream scoop to slightly flatten(helps with baking evenly). Sprinkle over your choice of toppings.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until each cookie cluster feels a bit firm and is a little golden brown from the base. The cookies might still be tender after cook time. They will firm up once you let them sit out for a few minutes after baking.
Once done, let the cookie clusters cool off for 5-7 minutes & enjoy warm!
You can store these clusters in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You can swap the peanut butter with other nut or seed butters.