Banana Oat Cookies

So I am always trying to think of ways to make my favourite snacks healthy and nutritious. These Banana Oat Cookies are such a yummy alternative to regular cookies. In fact, they are so good that I just ate three in one go, oops!

Ingredients (makes 10 cookies):

  • 1/2 cup dates (soaked for 10-20 minutes in water and then drained)
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Almond Milk (or any milk alternative)
  • 1/2 cup Banana Chip Flour
  • 1 cup Jumbo Rolled Oats
  • 3 tbsp Sultanas or Raisins
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Nibs (or chopped dark chocolate)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper
  2. Place the Dates, Banana, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon and Almond Milk in a food processor and blitz for 2-3 minutes or until well combined
  3. Then add the Oats and Banana Chip Flour and blend for a further minute or until well combined
  4. Place the mixture into a medium bowl and add the Sultanas/Raisins and Cocoa Nibs.
  5. Combine well with your hands until the Sultanas/Raisins and Cocoa Nibs are well combined in the mixture.
  6. The mixture should be quite stiff- but if it is too stiff just add a splash of Almond Milk
  7. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Place on the baking tray and press down with your fingers to make them look like a cookie shape.
  8. Repeat until you have used up all the mixture
  9. Place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown
  10. Let the cookies cool once cooked and enjoy!

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