Emily Mahr
I’m a business development strategist for female entrepreneurs.

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Oatmeal Energy Cookies

I made these the first time a few months ago, and fell in love. I make them for long weekends when a lot of exercise will be involved, such as the Medtronic weekend in the beginning of October.

They freeze well, and last longer if refrigerated because of the bananas.

I recommend keeping them cool and heating in a microwave/car dash if you like your chocolate squishy.

Oatmeal Energy Cookies


  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled. Mashed makes things mix faster.
  • 1/3 Cup Applesauce
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal, I use steel cut
  • 1/4 Cup Milk, I use unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup dried fruit, I use dried cherries for anti-inflammatory purposes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips, chopped if preferred
  • optional, 1/2 Cup Nuts, chopped (add more chips if not using nuts)


  1. Mix everything with a hand-mixer, or a counter top mixer if you want.
  2. Roll into 1-2" balls, place onto greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

I make my cookie balls 2" round and end up with about 8 cookies.

Both times I have made these, they weren't stiff cookies, which I am okay with. You will need to modify your ingredients to make stiff cookies if you choose.

What are some go-to recipes for your busy days?