Saturday, 24 February 2018

Recipe: Banana Oat Cookies (super healthy, refined sugar-free, vegan-friendly)

Hello everyone! It's been a while! What better way to kick things back off again with a super healthy and equally delicious cookie recipe. 

These cookies are my go-to healthy snack and I like to make a batch every now and then to store in a kilner jar for when I get those sweet cravings. Bananas are one of my favourite natural sweet treats and barely a day goes by where I don't add a banana or two to at least one of meals or snacks. 

These cookies are naturally sweet thanks to the bananas and they are both soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I can't get enough of these and I can't believe how simple they are to make. They are free from refined sugar and are vegan-friendly too!

 So without further ado, here's the recipe. 

2 medium-sized bananas
2 cups of oats
1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees (fan oven) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Mash up the bananas using the back of a fork. 

3. Stir in the oats.

4. Add the agave nectar if using. I find that it gives it an extra sweet kick for that special treat and it helps them to brown a bit better too but it's not a necessity. I tend to make these cookies without it most of the time.

5. Using 2 tablespoons (or your hands), mould them into small balls and place on a baking tray. Using the back of your spoon (or your hand), flatten them so that they look like cookies. 

6. Bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the edges start to brown.

7. Let them cool for 10 minutes.

8. Tuck in and enjoy your guilt-free snack!

Let me know if you make these! Tweet me @hellolinderella or find me on Instagram @hellolinderella. I'd love to see any photos as well!