Chewy Healthy Banana Cookies
You know me by now, I have a love affair with baking healthy treats...
I'm a self-confessed coffee addict and I don't think a cup is complete without a healthy cookie of some sort!
While browsing new ideas last week I came across this recipe. I didn't have all the ingredients so I just modified it slightly and they came out delicious! They are moist, chewy and most importantly healthy (well, there is a little bit of dark chocolate inside but you can replace it with walnuts, raisins or anything that tickles your fancy really).
The oats make them quite filling, they could be a great snack on the go or a post workout boost of energy. I'm happy to report that they were a big hit with Amélie so they might be a good idea if you are looking for healthy school snacks!
Ingredients (for 15 cookies approximately)
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 2/3 cup of almond meal
- 1/2 cup of flax seeds ( I didn't have any so I replaced them with chia seeds)
- 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3 table spoons of chocolate chips (again, I didn't have any so I added 3 pieces of quality dark chocolate cut in small pieces)
Combine everything, scoop the dough and put it on tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 14 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius.
They are a great excuse to treat yourself and use up those riped bananas sitting in your kitchen right now!
Please let me know if you have healthy cookie recipes, I absolutely love trying new ones!