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3 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at McGill chapter.

Being a student can be tough; there is so much to deal with from balancing grades to hitting the gym. But here is one quick recipe that is sure to save you time, money, and satisfy that sweet tooth without any guilt. To make these delicious cookies you only need 3 ingredients that you surely have in your kitchen and pantry.

To start, grab one overripe banana, because we ar sure you have at least one or two browning on your counter. Bananas are one of the cheapest foods you can find in the grocery store and are there all season round. Even if you buy them on the greener side, leave them on the counter for a few days and they’re sure to quickly turn a bright yellow. For this recipe, use a banana that is on the softer and browner side (this will make it easier to mash up for the cookie base). Next you will need 1/2 a cup of oats- I use instant oats because they’re cheap and easy to throw into any recipe. Oats are filled with tons of fibre and essential minerals, so no guilt here. Fold the oats into the mashed banana. Finally, and this is optional, break up a 1/4 cup of dark chocolate and fold it gently into the mixture. Feel free to chose milk chocolate chips or to completely opt out of any chocolate (that would be the healthiest option). I chose dark chocolate because it’s bitter, contrasting the sweetness of the banana, and is proven to promote cardiovascular health and work as an antioxidant. 

Once all the ingredients are well mixed, scoop out spoonfuls onto a well oiled baking tray or one lined with wax paper. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for about 12-15 mins or until they turn a golden brown. Let the cookies cool and enjoy this delicious, guilt free snack that will fill your house with a delicious aroma. Enjoy!

Photos are author’s own.