On this chilly, quiet Sunday I decided to finally pay better attention to my dry winter skin.  Banana is great for moisturizing, and the enzymes are supposed to help get rid of dead skin, while oatmeal soothes and lemon juice brightens.

Ok ok, so I can’t take credit for this inspiration…ever since I saw this 2-ingredient cookie recipe go viral on Pinterest, I wanted to try it in combo and divert some of the “batter” to being a face treatment.

Oh by the way…WhyFoodWorks is on Pinterest now!  I’ll be posting things by what part of the meal they belong in, plus a special board for particularly innovative kitchen gadgets or DIYs.

So here’s what you do:


  • 3 bananas
  • 1.5 c rolled oats
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4c mini chocolate chips (optional)


Put the ingredients in a bowl.


Mix with a blender.  Separate out about 2 cookie’s worth; put aside for your facial!


Stir in the chocolate chips; portion onto a greased cookie sheet OR use a Silicone Baking Mat Set (2 pk.) Non Stick Surface(these things are SO worth purchasing…NOTHING sticks to them!



Bake for 15-17 minutes at 350F.

Meanwhile, put the oatmeal you set aside on your face; leave it on for as long as it takes the cookies to bake, then remove (probably put it back in the bowl and throw away, rather than putting it down the sink or shower as it’s pretty thick!)

Enjoy with some tea.  Ahh.  Look at that, my emails are practically writing themselves.