Home Health and Wellness Healthier No-Bake Cookies: 1 ripe banana, mashed well 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1/2 cup peanut butter pinch of salt 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 cups instant oats Place all but vanilla & oats in a medium saucepan, bring to boil over medium heat – stir often. Let mixture boil 1 minute, remove from heat, let the mixture cool for 1 minute. Add vanilla and oats, stir well to combine. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, cool to room temperature.