Peanut butter, bananas and cacoa were made to go together!! My absolutely favourite combination and they’re healthy! I’m trying to reduce sugar right now but I have a fiercely demanding chocolate addiction. I’ve therefore been experimenting with different flavours that still give me that chocolate hit, but aren’t full of sugar and other bad-for-me stuff.
Over the past few weeks (over Christmas really) I’ve found that by 3pm I’m ready for a little nap. I have a sort of mid afternoon slump and I’m sure it’s because of the sugar I’m eating. It’s proven to drain energy levels and make you feel sluggish isn’t it?
One thing to bear in mind with these cookies is that they’re not overly sweet (using very ripe bananas will help to sweeten them) so they’re not so much as a dessert, more a grab and go breakfast or healthy snack. They’re also ideal for kids lunch boxes too! Being completely sugar-free, vegan and free of any other nasty additives that you might find in processed store-bought cookies, You can make and enjoy them, guilt free!
Let’s get on with it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 and a half cups of oats
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cacoa (very different from coco powder, this is a sugar-free super food version. Chocolate – that’s good for you, plus you can put it in anything that you want to give a chocolatey flavour. This is the one I use and it lasts ages!
- 3 bananas
- some chopped nuts (optional but they add a lovely crunch)
Start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees.
Then mash your bananas and add all of your ingredients to a bowl.
Now it gets a little messy. I attempted to spoon the mixture on to the baking tray but I couldn’t quite get the shape right, so I got stuck in and shaped with my hands. I first rolled them into little balls, then flattened them down. Bare in mind the shape wont really change when baked so don’t leave them too thick.
Pop them in the oven for 12 minutes.
Once out of the oven, leave to cool.
Now this is a very important step put the kettle on.
Sit back and enjoy!
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