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‘Tis the season of holiday baking. It can get overwhelming with all the recipe options out there during the festive season. In my experience, baking recipes can be very hit-or-miss. If you’re going to put in the time and effort on a cozy winter night, everyone needs their go-to classic. Well, this is it. 

These cookies are an absolute hit with everyone. The whole process takes less than 30 minutes and you most likely already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

Oh, and yes, only three main ingredients. 

jar of oats
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  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1 cup of oats 

  • Dark chocolate chips (I opt for vegan dark chocolate but any will do)

Optional other ingredients: 

  • Cinnamon 

  • Vanilla extract 


  1. Mash the ripe bananas in a bowl.

  2. Add in 1 cup of oats.

  3. Add the dark chocolate chips (as much as you wish). 

  4. Opt: Add a dash of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract for some added flavor. 

  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 mins. 

Best enjoyed with a cozy movie night on the couch :) 

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A Media Arts & Design student, coffee addict, lover of old music, '90s fashion and a huge passion for creating and storytelling.
School of Media Arts and Design student with a concentration in Interactive Design. Campus Correspondent for the JMU chapter of Her Campus, Campus Coordinator for Rent the Runway on Campus, and Social Media Marketing Intern for Auntie Anne's.