Healthier-than-normal, no-bake, peanut butter banana cookie recipe #Recipes#baking#dessert Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 8 2015) Guest post by Kelsey Peanut butter banana oat cookies photo by indigotimbre via CC BY 2.0 — not a photo of the actual cookies this recipe makes. I love baking, especially when it's sweets. But the only thing better than baking a fresh batch of cookies, is not baking, and still getting a delicious batch of cookies. This is a lightened-up version of my grandmother's no-bake cookie recipe. Ingredients 1 ripe banana ¼ cups cocoa powder ½ cups peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, depends on your tastes, I use smooth natural low-sugar peanut butters) 1 Teaspoon vanilla 1 cup Sugar ½ cup low-fat milk Pinch of salt 3 cups oats Instructions: Place all the ingredients, except the vanilla and oats, into a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat, stirring often. Let the mixture come to a boil for one minute. Then take off the heat and allow it to cool for another minute. Add your vanilla and the oats, stirring well to combine. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper, and allow to sit for an hour to set up. You can also allow them to set up in a freezer and they make wonderful frozen treats. Beware: they are sticky and addictive! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Kelsey Graduate Student PREVIOUS Everything you ever wanted to know about owning ferrets NEXT Monogamists say the darndest things: The top 4 responses to coming-out as a throuple Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] These look really good! I'll try them out this weekend, for paper editing snacks. Thanks, Kelsey! Reply The picture does not match the recipe. Note how in the picture, the cookies are a little golden, with some browning — they were baked! This actual recipe produces dark brown balls of goo. They're pretty tasty, but not at all like the photo. Reply Do you think I could get away with using almond milk instead of milk? Or maybe condensed milk-I have some of that in the freezer, just waiting for a use. Reply You could totally use almond milk! Reply Would you be able to leave the cup of sugar out or significantly reduce the amount of sugar? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.