Clean Banana Cookies

I don’t always have time to bake, but when I do I usually f*** the recipe up. Something about using exact ingredients and precision of measurement? Just doesn’t happen for me. I’m very  haphazzard in the kitchen so I need to stick to basics, and the fewer the ingredients the better. I LOVE these sweet clean banana cookies which make for a great snack or dessert and take about 5 seconds to make.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but bananas are a really fickle fruit. They’re bright green and inedible for about four days. Then they are ripe and perfectly edible for about one hour, and then directly after that they turn brown, shrivled, and cringe-worthy (sick). I usually buy bananas in bulk, two or three bunches at a time for smoothies and shakes or post workout fuel, but there always seems to be one or two left over that I never know what to do with before they go bad and need to be tossed. Sidenote – wasting food is my BIGGEST pet peeve. I seriously hate it and will avoid it at all costs. Know what I mean? Just don’t do it.


3 ripe bananas
1 scoop of flaxseed
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 cups of old fashioned oats
¼ cup skim/almond/soy milk
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon


Mix all ingredients together.  Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. I mean, it doesn’t get easier than that. Snack on.

Banana Cookie


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  1. I have the same problem with bananas, I NEVER seem to use all of the ones I buy for my weekly smoothies. Solution? Freeze them when they start turning brown! I peel them and break them in half and use them in my smoothies. Even though they are dirt cheap, I still feel so guilty throwing them out, too!

    1. LOVE this idea – definitely going to give freezing a try. Note to self: don’t forget to peel BEFORE freezing. Ha!

  2. Hi there, I stumbled upon your website and was wondering if there is a particular brand of chocolate protein powder you recommend. I’ve tried many and find the taste of most to be pretty unpleasant. Ideally, I prefer to stick to ones that don’t have a lot of crap in them.

    1. Hey KC! I agree with you, many of them taste terrible and are loaded with processed ingredients. I have had good luck with Elite Whey and Casein products, I’m a chocolate girl so I stick with that flavor across the board. You can buy Elite on bodybuilding dot com. Let me know if you try it and how you like it, or if you have other thoughts! Thanks for following along The Four Percent! Happy New Year!