Spring recipe: Exam Cookies

Elise Vanden Broek

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There are just some nights when you’re up well past midnight, studying, and hunger strikes – that craving for dessert really kicks in. Here is a recipe that will curb your craving and get you through your exam, while staying on the healthier side.


  • 2 overripe banana (if frozen defrost)
  • ⅓ of a cup of old fashioned oats
  • ⅓ of a cup of unsweetened coconut shavings*
  • ¼ of a cup of dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ of a tsp salt

* the coconut shavings are optional. If you are not a fan feel free to substitute in another ⅓ of a cup of old fashioned oats.  


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas until there are no lumps. Add the cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. Next, add in the oats, coconut, and chocolate. Mix until just combined.
  4. With a tbsp measure, scoop out the batter onto the cookie sheet. The cookies will not spread so they can be put as close together as needed.  Put them in the oven on the middle rack.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the cookies. Put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  6. Take them out of the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes, then enjoy these delicious cookies on their own or with a tall glass of milk.

Recipe created by Elise Vanden Broek