2 Ingredient Cookies

1 Posted by - May 3, 2013 - Food & Drink

Alright, I admit it: This morning I woke up and realized I didn’t have a pin test planned and I really didn’t feel like going to the grocery store, so I went through my boards until I found something I could make with only the ingredients I had on hand.

Good thing I had a brown banana and an almost-empty thing of oatmeal or I wouldn’t have been able to make 2-ingredient cookies.

Image from The Burlap Bag

Image from The Burlap Bag

Normally, this would not constitute “food,” and I would be forced to make a Taco Bell trip for lunch. But if Pinterest says you can make food out of it, who am I to question?


Also, I didn’t have anything delicious to mix in. The chocolate chips and Rolos are long gone, compadres. (I was on my period. Shit happens.) But I did manage to dig a box of yogurt raisins out of my purse from when I took my nieces to the museum last week and needed emergency snacking supplies.


(The Auntie of the Year Award goes to me because I took them out for gelato instead of making them eat yogurt raisins.)

Does not in any way resemble cookie dough:


Still doesn’t, even mooshed and with yogurt raisins in it. (I don’t know why I thought that would help.)


I admit, here, to straying from the directions. Spraying the cookie sheet is an important step, guys. Don’t skip it. But I skipped it because I was using this awesome stoneware cookie sheet that I love and nothing ever sticks to the damn thing. It’s magical.


I was still not confident in how these would turn out, as they sort of looked like piles of cat puke.

They didn’t look all that much better when they came out of the oven.


Maybe slightly older piles of cat puke.

Also? They stuck to my fucking cookie sheet even though it’s magical and nothing ever sticks to it. Fine, cookies. You win. You will stick to anything.


I managed to pry them off the cookie sheet with only minimal damage, except for losing most of the yogurt raisins out of them.

And they tasted about like you’d expect: bananas, oatmeal, and yogurt raisins smooshed together and slightly dried out. Not like a cookie. More like bananas. And oatmeal.

I do admit to eating all of them because I was hungry and still too lazy to go to Taco Bell. And, on the plus side, eating all of the cookies only means that I ate a banana and half a cup of oatmeal, plus some stray yogurt raisins, so I don’t have to run a penitent mile or two later (ha, like I would anyway).



  • Heather May 3, 2013 - 12:16 pm Reply

    I guess if I was jonesing for a cookie and on a health kick (yeah right) I’d go for these. But they look gross.

    Random aside: Yogurt raisins are from hell. Yogurt cranberries, on the other hand, are nom-alicious.

  • Nicola May 3, 2013 - 12:22 pm Reply

    Hmm, I agree, it does look like something my cat would hork up. Maybe if you have them with Baileys or vodka? Or maybe just go with the vodka… it would still healthy as there are few calories 🙂 Bonus!

    • Jo May 3, 2013 - 12:33 pm Reply

      I love that you said hork. I use that too in reference to cat puke. 🙂

    • Amanda May 4, 2013 - 5:52 pm Reply

      I call a cat puking “suction cups” because I feel the sound they make when it’s all coming up sounds like someone sticking and removing suction cups lol

  • Cory May 3, 2013 - 12:32 pm Reply

    I made these a few days ago. I thought I could con my 4 year old into eating them because I added chocolate chips. He thought they were gross (probably because they do not contain a trans fat). I however thought they were ok. If I have 6 brown bananas again (I went a little nuts at Costco a week ago) I would make them. They are the perfect slacker breakfast.

  • pins&needles May 3, 2013 - 12:36 pm Reply

    I make these a lot; my kids love them. Of course, that might be because we are vegans and everything we eat is slightly weird anyway…

  • Beth May 3, 2013 - 12:45 pm Reply

    Gotta make ’em with quick oats yo. I make these for my toddler, but I add cinnamon (& sometimes ginger). That way I can say “want a cookie?” Then laugh evilly to myself as I give her an obnoxiously healthy treat disguised as junk food. Mwahaha & such!

    • Logann Graham May 3, 2013 - 1:34 pm Reply

      Hahahaha…thank you for the giggle Beth! My mother did the exact same thing, and that is why I have trust issues. 🙂

  • Tricia May 3, 2013 - 1:14 pm Reply

    It really bugs me that they call these two ingredient cookies. If I’m required to put in cinnamon, chocolate chips, yogurt covered raisins (WTF you would do that is beyond me) then clearly these are NOT two ingredient cookies.

    • rachydoodah December 29, 2013 - 7:21 pm Reply

      you are not ‘required’ to add them you fucking idiot. That is OPTIONAL. FFS learn to read!

  • Katherine May 3, 2013 - 1:21 pm Reply

    I made these last month. For some reason, because they’re called cookies, I expected them to taste like cookies, even though after seeing the ingredients that went into them, I knew they would taste like oatmeal and bananas. Same with the pancakes that are made of basically the same thing.

  • dave15 May 3, 2013 - 1:31 pm Reply

    I hate taco bell.. I’m always stuck to the toilet the next day.

  • Allie May 3, 2013 - 1:33 pm Reply

    You’re totally right on this – super glad it wasn’t just me! I made these when I was having a total “I NEED A PASTRY SO HELP ME GOD!” moment and they tasted like oatey bananas. I even added in some maple syrup and some white chocolate chips that I found in my cupboard …. not going to make these again.

  • Katy May 3, 2013 - 1:49 pm Reply

    Bananas, oatmeal, and yogurt raisins? Dude! You totally need to go get yourself some gelato as a reward for eating so healthy!

  • Jodee Rose May 3, 2013 - 1:51 pm Reply

    Healthy is the worst flavor.

    • Lovelydiscourse May 4, 2013 - 3:16 pm Reply

      This is the best comment on any post anywhere on the internet. I wish I had a 3rd thumb to “up.”

  • Heather Blamires May 3, 2013 - 4:03 pm Reply

    when i made these I used less oatmeal and added chocolate chips. I have to say they were okay as long as they were still warm from the oven. Once they cooled off though, nasty crap. Since I can’t eat anything good anymore anyway I will more than likely make them again. I agree with your statement. They taste “healthy.”

  • Heather May 3, 2013 - 4:35 pm Reply

    Made these a few weeks ago cause I’m on a healthy kick. Nasty-ness. For some reason I thought they might taste better frozen but I was wrong. The garbage ate them. Blech!

  • Katherine Horejsi May 3, 2013 - 5:16 pm Reply

    I love these cookies, my favourite add-ins are butter, brown sugar, and a little corn syrup…and i leave out the banana. Flapjack anyone? 😉

    • G May 11, 2013 - 2:58 pm Reply

      Hey, I love these with butter and brown sugar too, but I also add in my own secret ingredient: all-purpose bleached white flour….yum.

  • mrs. howie May 3, 2013 - 6:28 pm Reply

    so glad you tested these. I was actually going to try making them this weekend!

  • CarrieBoBerry May 3, 2013 - 10:01 pm Reply

    I was waiting for a penis comment after seeing the picture of the banana in the bowl. So, I am now disappointed twice. No penis. Health snack.

  • Lauren May 4, 2013 - 8:23 am Reply

    For what it’s worth (which is approximately nothing…), yours look better than the original to me. I mean, healthy tasting isn’t really a win, but at least they *look* yummier. They look hard as bricks in the original pin, like they’d put a dent in my wall if I threw one.

    • Lauren May 4, 2013 - 8:24 am Reply

      ALSO? Your picture makes me want to scoop some peanut butter and mix oatmeal and chocolate chips into it and nom it all up, because SURELY that makes something when mixed together, yea?

      • Lauren EFFING Again May 4, 2013 - 8:28 am Reply

        ALSO ALSO? They stuck to your magical pan because there is NO. FAT. NO FAT! Fat, a) makes everything taste absolutely delicious, and b) keeps things like cookies from sticking to baking sheets. That’s why when one makes regular chocolate chip cookies with 2 sticks of butter, one does not need to grease the baking sheet. FAT, FTW!

        (check me out… i’ve gone from silently stalking to commenting THREE TIMES in the span of five minutes on the same post. I need to get up and do something with my life)

  • Azzuma May 4, 2013 - 9:21 am Reply

    Yes. What Katherine said about expectations. So true, so sad.

  • ILedWithTomatoes May 4, 2013 - 9:46 am Reply

    They make individual boxes of yogurt covered raisins?! THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

  • Kim@ www.kimberliah.com May 4, 2013 - 11:29 am Reply

    You should have just shaped them all into a big penis…

    • rachydoodah December 1, 2013 - 6:35 pm Reply


  • Ash. May 4, 2013 - 4:48 pm Reply

    I made these a little while ago. I don’t know what happened, but when I went to take a bite, they were all rubbery. It was like biting into a bouncy ball. I still gag a little when I think about it.

  • Shell May 5, 2013 - 11:46 am Reply

    I actually like these. Mine are “four ingredient” cookies… quick oats, bananas, cinnamon, and dark chocolate chip morsels. must spray the cookie sheet with Pam! 😉 They seem “unusual” the first time because they aren’t what you expect for a “cookie” but I was determined to find something healthier than a Little Debbie. Works for me.

  • Noelle May 5, 2013 - 10:16 pm Reply

    I actually thing yours look good. *hangs head in shame*

  • Avie Lane May 7, 2013 - 8:28 am Reply

    You had me at “cat puke”

  • Katykersh May 7, 2013 - 9:41 am Reply

    Your picture looks like something a Squirrel crapped out!! LMAO. Totally unappealing.

  • Amanda Whitfield Perry May 7, 2013 - 10:58 am Reply

    My MIL makes these…sort of. There is chocolate involved instead of a banana. They are called catshit cookies. Seems fitting, no?

    • rachydoodah December 1, 2013 - 6:37 pm Reply

      u r weird

  • Piggie4 May 7, 2013 - 3:00 pm Reply

    If Pinterest gives healthy food ideas why do they have the workout section too? We can’t all be skinny by eating????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

  • Ruiqiu May 8, 2013 - 7:17 am Reply

    I actually am in love with these cookies! I add in chocolate chips, peanut butter, and nutella. I don’t know if I am just desperate because I am living abroad and don’t have access to butter. But they’re actually pretty great.

    Besides, yogurt products that don’t need to be refrigerated freak me out. Toss em.

    • Kayleigh May 12, 2013 - 6:22 pm Reply

      How much peanut butter did you put in? I’ve tried making these before and they tasted okay (kinda like banana bread), but the texture was gross… I felt like I was eating rubber. I might make them again if I can find something that’ll change up the texture so it feels like I’m eating food and not bouncy balls.

  • Chelsie May 10, 2013 - 8:05 am Reply

    I made these with chocolate chips a couple weeks ago. I told my kids I was making them cookies for breakfast. My three year old was overjoyed. Then I gave him one. He looked right at me and said, “Mom. These are NOT cookies!”
    He was rightly pissed. They taste like gelatinous oatmeal. And he eats a LOT of healthy (as in whole foods) food.

  • Sarah McMullin May 10, 2013 - 11:13 pm Reply

    I LOVE yogurt raisins…but not those SunMaid. Those are shit. Do yourself a favor if you live by a TJ’s and buy some of those. Not even slightly healthy and so damn delicious.

    And those cookies still look like cat crap. Did you squirt the “dough” out of a nail polish remover container?

    • rachydoodah December 1, 2013 - 6:36 pm Reply

      you look like cat crap. shut up

  • Heather May 11, 2013 - 10:10 am Reply

    You can’t make cookies with absolutely NO fat, and banana+oatmeal=0 fat.

    • rachydoodah December 1, 2013 - 6:38 pm Reply

      well i just did. shut up

      • Yarnoven December 29, 2013 - 11:43 am Reply

        Honey, I am just going to let you know now, going around and telling people to shut up and what not makes you look like you are a 12 year old on the playground, sticking their tongue out at people who don’t agree with them. Unless you are 12 years old, then, carry on.

        • rachydoodah December 29, 2013 - 5:28 pm Reply

          Don’t honey me you patronising little bitch.
          And yes, I am 12 as it happens.
          Don’t comment that things aren’t possible when they clearly are.
          You don’t know it all,

          And I am sticking my tongue out at you right now

  • Jessica Johnson May 12, 2013 - 2:06 pm Reply

    Wait! I think I figured it all out!

    These are supposed to be “2 Ingredient HORSE Cookies”. Your mix-ins should have been apples and/or carrots, and they should have been fed to your nearest barnyard pal. It’s the only explanation for the lack of anything tasty in them, right?

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  • jayhatesfood.blogspot.com May 24, 2013 - 7:38 am Reply

    a riot! yes! haha! 6:30 in the friggin AM and self-proclaimed vampire type is laughing out loud!

  • Miss Ginger Grant May 24, 2013 - 10:46 pm Reply

    They sound (and look) disgusting!

    • rachydoodah December 1, 2013 - 6:33 pm Reply

      shut up. you sound (and look) disgusting!

      • Yarnoven December 29, 2013 - 11:41 am Reply

        Wow, you’re a rude one.

        • rachydoodah December 29, 2013 - 5:33 pm Reply

          you’re an ignorant bitch who has nothing else to do but write comments slagging off some great healthy recipes. go away!

  • Mike May 26, 2013 - 12:33 pm Reply

    These posts crack me up, you have to get creative with other healthy ingredients to make it taste that much better, like maybe some pecans and cinnamon? or healthy PB(not skippy or peter pan) I clearly have stumbled onto the out of shape or “type 2 diabetics in the making” page. Yea they don’t look great but there are ways to make them taste good without going overkill, the whole reason someone came up with this was so it was open to interpretation with add ins. If you want to throw 2 sticks of butter in go ahead, just don’t bitch when your flying around in a high powered wheel chair and have 5 prescriptions in 10 years from eating like that all the time. winning

    • chloe June 8, 2013 - 11:04 pm Reply

      U sound like an idiot.

      • thatpandabitca April 16, 2014 - 4:59 am Reply

        You spell like an idiot.

  • InCaribou June 14, 2013 - 10:38 am Reply

    Hilarious. Almost makes me want to try them.

  • Amanda Armstrong June 23, 2013 - 11:05 am Reply

    I fell for this one too….

  • Marie Dodd June 28, 2013 - 5:00 pm Reply

    I don’t understand why people ruin a good idea with fowl language.

    • Emily July 10, 2013 - 10:16 am Reply

      I’d prefer it to *chickening* out with “darns” any day.

    • Kittenhead August 14, 2013 - 3:36 pm Reply

      I don’t understand why people can’t spell a simple word, and think that it’s still O.K. to voice their opinion.



      AdjectiveOffensive to the senses, esp. through having a disgusting smell or taste or being unpleasantly soiled.



      A gallinaceous bird kept chiefly for its eggs and flesh; a domestic cock or hen.

      Any other domesticated bird kept for its eggs or flesh, e.g., the turkey, duck, goose, and guineafowl.

      poultry – chicken – bird – hen

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