I was perusing YouTube the other day when I came across a quick and easy tea cookie recipe from Mary Harris on her Sprout and Blossom channel. I thought, “Ooooo, tea cookie! That sounds lovely and comforting. I have to try that this weekend,” So, I did.
Two main ingredients: banana and oats, what could be simpler? Mary’s recipe is quite healthy, as well as quick and easy, but I wanted to do the cocoa, peppermint variation. I was concerned that the cocoa might be a little bitter with only a banana as sweetener. So, I added a little sugar.
Here’s my variation on the Sprout and Blossom Three Ingredient Recipe:
One cup rolled oats (blended into a flour consistency)
Two small to regular mashed bananas
One teaspoon vanilla extract
One level tablespoon of cocoa powder
Two tablespoons of organic cane sugar
About 3 drops of peppermint extract
About a quarter cup of mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything together but add the chips last. Drop teaspoons of the batter on a lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. (Keep an eye and nose on them, as baking times tend to vary depending on your oven.). I got a dozen cookies out of this mix.