Once you master this basic recipe, begin experimenting, switching out the peanut butter for almond butter, adding in cocoa powder, even shredded coconut or diced mango, if you wish.
Easy No-Bake Breakfast Cookie
1 very ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more for greasing
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups puffed brown rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
1 cup roasted, salted almonds, chopped finely
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Line a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place the puffed rice in a bowl and combine with the almonds and dried cranberries. Pour the molasses mixture on top and stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
Cut into bars and serve.
Makes: 16 small bars