Banana oat healthy cookies
Family life would not be the same without cookies! So we are always trying new ingredients and combinations. These cookies are quick, delicious and so easy that kids can even make themselves or help with the shaping. Perfect for a healthy snack for school pick up or before heading to after school activities.
Makes 8-10 cookies
2 medium sized ripe banana, peeled
200g gluten free rolled oats
4 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon coconut oil, soft or melted
3 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
pinch of salt
cook time: 15mins
Preheat oven at 180°C.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, place the peeled bananas and mash with a fork.
Add the oats, honey and coconut oil and combine well.
Leave the mix to stand and rest for about 10-12 minutes ( this will let the oats soak in the moisture from other ingredients.
Now is the time to add your “extras” like choc chips, seeds, nuts etc..
Stir to combine.
Take a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and place on to the baking sheet, shape and leave space between cookies.
Repeat until all your mixture is used up.
Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes.
They are best eaten warm straight out of the oven.
the health boost tip
These cookies are especially delicious straight out of the oven, but keep well. The choc chips can be replaced by another nut or seed of your choice. We kept our version compliant with a school’s nut-free policy so it can be included in a lunchbox. Sweetened only by the banana base and honey they are the perfect healthy treat and provide a good source of fibre with the oats.