Be prepared to be delighted with this 2 Ingredient Cookie Recipe, also known as Magic Cookies among my friends.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when my friend Jennifer sent me this recipe. I emailed her back and said “you must be missing some ingredients.” Nope, just two! she replied. Lo and behold she was right. I remember the first time I tried the recipe; I was so excited I video-Instagrammed it. I was able to capture the magic in 15 seconds.
Unlike these magic cookies, life seems to have a lot more ingredients. There is the constant juggle and careful measure of how much we can take on while living a “balanced” life. I put balanced in quotes because that is such the total myth. As a full time working parent, most of the time I am flying by the seat of my pants. I am quite sure my husband and kids would agree that not much of our life is scripted.
Ok, with the exception of the 2 minute video below. If do write out what I’m going to say otherwise I tend to go off on a tangent with the camera and sound people and ultimately forget it’s rolling. So… ok, there is an exception… video days.
Back to these cookies. I know they don’t look “pretty” but they are simple and delicious. They are naturally gluten free -given that you purchased oats labeled not from a wheat processing facility- and they are the perfect vessel to use up your overly ripe bananas.
I have a few ripe bananas on my counter that are about to be used in another batch of these cookies and placed in the freezer. If you are wondering if you can use a frozen banana, the answer is yes! Make sure you use old fashion oats (non instant) otherwise they won’t “hold” together.
Enjoy each and every bite!
2 Ingredient Magic Cookies Recipe
- Yield: 12 1x
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup (44 g) chocolate chips or raisins*
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a food processor, blend bananas and oats until bananas are smooth but you can still see the oats. Add chocolate chips and mix with a spoon.
- Scoop out batter with a cookie scoop and place it onto parchment paper.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until tops are golden.
The add-ins are optional. You can also add in dried fruits, nuts, or seeds. If you omit chocolate chips and want to make this recipe with raisins, you should add 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
You can freeze pre-shaped cookies for future baking.