12 Teenage Cooking Recipes That Are Simple And Healthy

 

7. Mug Brownie

Craving a warm chocolate treat? Mix a few ingredients in a mug, pop it in the microwave, and within minutes, you’ll have a decadent mug brownie ready to be devoured. Top it with a scoop of ice cream for an extra touch of indulgence.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of milk
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
Optional toppings: chocolate chips, nuts, or a scoop of ice cream

Instructions:

In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture with a spoon until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
If desired, add chocolate chips or nuts to the batter and stir to incorporate them evenly throughout.
Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high power for about 60 to 90 seconds, or until the brownie has risen and is set in the middle. Microwaving time may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave, so adjust accordingly.
Carefully remove the mug from the microwave using oven mitts, as it will be hot. Allow the brownie to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Optionally, top the mug brownie with a scoop of ice cream or any desired toppings for an extra indulgent treat.
Grab a spoon and enjoy the warm and decadent mug brownie straight from the mug.

8. Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 ½ cups of rolled oats
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, or shredded coconut

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, rolled oats, ground cinnamon, salt, honey or maple syrup, melted coconut oil or butter, and vanilla extract. Stir well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
If desired, add your optional add-ins, such as chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, or shredded coconut. Mix them into the dough until evenly distributed.
Scoop out about 1-2 tablespoons of the cookie dough and drop it onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.
Gently flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon or your fingertips to your preferred thickness.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the oatmeal banana cookies have cooled, they are ready to be enjoyed. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.