Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Mounds are a simple two-bite sized dessert, made with only 5-ingredients and no flour, eggs, or oil. Use up your ripe bananas and satisfy your chocolate cravings at the same time!
3 large or 4 small ripe bananas, peeled (about 12 ounces without peels)
1 cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cupsrolled oats (not quick cooking or steel cut)
1/3 cupnut butter (I use cashew or almond butter)
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Add bananas to a large mixing bowl and use a fork to mash the bananas well.
Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl by microwaving in 15-30 second spurts and stirring after every 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and completely melted.
Add chocolate and all remaining ingredients (oats, nut butter, cinnamon and salt) to the bananas and mix thoroughly. The mixture should be wet and scoopable.
Use a cookie scoop or spoon to place circular mounds about 1.5 inches wide on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. The cookie mounds will not spread or flatten and can be placed about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in a sealed container for up to 5 days.