Banana Oat Cookies
When I bake I love recipes that don't take too long and won't leave my kitchen in a big mess.
Inspired by Nicky from kitchensancturay.com, I tried the banana oat cookies.
Unfortunately I had bought the "wrong" oats, the thicker spelt oats and that's why I used two bananas instead of one. But if you use the normal rolled oats, one banana is perfect. I also added some fresh vanilla, just cause I can't resist the taste of it on a cookie. They turned out super soft inside and are the perfect choice for an afternoon tea, a post Yoga snack or a quick breakfast on the go if you are running late one morning. But don't take my word for it, go and try them yourself!
2 medium sized ripe banana peeled
1 cup (100g) rolled oats ( I used the big spelt oats )
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil either soft or melted
1/2 cup (50g) chocolate chips
pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 170c/325f
Place the bananas in a medium sized bowl and mash it with a fork. Add the oats, honey and coconut oil and give everything a good stir until combined. Leave to rest on the counter top for 10 minutes, so that the oats can absorb the moisture from the other ingredients.
After 10 minutes, add in the chocolate chips (reserve a few to sprinkle on once the cookies are cooked) ands the salt. Stir to combine.
Take a tbsp. of the mixture in your hand, roll into a ball and then squash to flatten into a thick disk (approx. 1cm thick). Place on a baking tray and repeat until all your mixture is used up.
Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven, sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips and leave to cool.