Centenarians in Loma Linda follow a “biblical” diet focused on grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables, and drink only water. Their top foods include avocados, nuts, beans, whole wheat bread, soy milk, and oats. Mix oats with bananas and a handful of other ingredients to make these delicious and healthy cookies that are naturally sweet and perfect for a sweet treat.
Yield: 12 servings
Recipe by Ellen Sushak, RDN, Blue Zones Project Dodge County
Sushak, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, leads cooking demonstrations and classes in Dodge County, WI to help people learn how to prepare plant-slant recipes and Blue Zones meals.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
4 medium sized ripe bananas
⅓ cup chopped walnuts