Tuesday 4 October 2016

RECIPE: {No Added Sugar} Banana and Oat Cookies

Cookies are sometimes just too good to resist, but we all know they aren't any good for us. When it came to thinking of toddler friendly alternatives for Isabella I wasn't sure how to create the crisp texture of a cookie from fruit? These aren't quite as crisp as a regular cookie, but they are filled with so many ingredients that are good for you! They're perfect for on-the-go and they freeze well too, so you can make a batch and stock up. You could of course add an array of your favourite ingredients too, for instance different nuts and seeds.
What you'll need:
1 large Banana
75g Raisins or sultanas
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 large Egg, beaten
2-3 tsp Cinnamon
140g Wholemeal plain flour
75g Porridge oats
2 tbsp Nut butter, optional (I used peanut butter in half of the mixture)

What to do:
1) Preheat the oven at 200'C. Place the banana into a mixing bowl and mash until as smooth as possible. Stir in the vegetable oil until combined.
2) Add the cinnamon and wholemeal plain flour, mixing well. The mixture should be firm at this point and hard to stir.
3) Stir in the beaten egg, porridge oat, raisins/sultanas and nut butter if using until completely combined. The mixture should now hold its shape, but not too firm or dry. If it is add a splash of milk.
4) Spoon the mixture onto a lined baking tray and cook for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
What are your favourite 'healthy' alternative to cookies?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x



  1. I am NOT a baker, but low and behold I think I have these ingredients in the pantry and some over ripe bananas...maybe I'll give them a try! #TwinklyTuesday

  2. I love the look of these, I bake our biscuits too so I'll have to try these #Twinklytuesday

  3. Wow thanks for this - will definitely try it out! #twinklytuesday


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