Easy peasy 15-minute oatmeal cookies


As we start easing into a more ‘normal’ routine, you’ll have to get back into the routine of packing lunchboxes and baking snacks for your little ones.

We have the perfect recipe – although it’s healthy, it will still satisfy your little one’s craving for something sweet.

ALSO SEE: 3 healthy snacks for your toddler

Chef Lerato Panyane from Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Boksburg campus shares this recipe for the easiest oatmeal cookies ever – perfect to nibble on at home or to pack in a lunchbox if you’re returning to work, or school.

Ingredients for oatmeal cookies:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
  • ¼ cup raisins, coconut, chopped nuts or chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas, oats and your add-in ingredient.
  3. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are brown.
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