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Brain Food? Try These Delicious Cookies!

Oat Chip Cookies
Oat Chip Cookies - Good for the heart and brain!

They say that you should do something new everyday to help keep you young (I am hearing my son Jake in my head asking me who "they" is 🤷‍♀️). I don't recall the exact study, but I remember it as a legit study and trying something new that isn't dangerous can't hurt us so, why not?

SO, today I experimented with a recipe! This may be a daily occurrence for you, but I have never trusted myself with veering from the recipe. In my defense, I studied nutrition in the low/no fat days. If you are taking the fat out of a recipe then you better have a pretty good substitution. Now I am hearing my daughter Molly telling people that she became a vegetarian throughout high school because I made her eat so much dry chicken (won't argue with her there). 😂

Anyways, I wanted to make cookies that only had a banana, oats, and chocolate chips in them. Oats are heart healthy and qualify for breakfast 😉, but I just had half of a banana in the freezer. 🧐 So I added a few other ingredients (like 🥑!) and they were a win! Even Jake and Maddy liked them. 😁 The original recipe called for 1/2 cup chocolate chips, but I was good with less.

Avocado Banana Oat Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal (the old fashioned ones will take a lot longer to cook)

  • 1/2 ripe banana, well mashed

  • 1/2 large avocado

  • 2 Tbsp natural nut butter (no added ingredients)

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and mash well. Add the chocolate chips and place a spoonful on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This recipe made 12 cookies. Bake for 19 min or until lightly browned. Let cool and then enjoy!

If you want these to be good for your brain too, then do your own experiment and try a healthy add in! Honestly, you will be trying something new when you make them because you have never made them before, so your brain, body, and taste buds will all be good to go!

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