Bananas are a near-perfect pregnancy food: each banana has about 3 grams of fiber, 420 mg. of potassium and 33% of your daily intake of vitamin B6, which has been shown to reduce nausea. If there’s one thing wrong with bananas, though, it’s that they can go soft in a hurry. These banana cookies are a simple way to turn those soft bananas into a delicious, healthy breakfast or anytime snack. The oats add iron, magnesium, protein and even more fiber.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Stir in oats, dates, oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.