Bananas, oats and nuts are three of the most favorite breakfast and snack foods in the world. But today, we will be looking at the combination of these three in a cookie.
1. What is a cookie?
A cookie and a biscuit are basically the same thing, depending on which side of the ocean you live on. Americans say cookie and the British say biscuit.
2. Banana, oats and nuts cookie recipe
There are hundreds of recipes out there but this one is one of the healthiest out there.
- 6 slightly over-ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 cups of steel-cut oats
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 – 1 cup nuts (choose your favorite)
- coconut oil (or any favorite of yours, instead of butter, to avoid unnecessary calories and unhealthy fats)
Feel free to adjust the recipe to your personal preference.
- Preheat the oven to 175 degree Celsius.
- Peel the bananas into a clear glass bowl and mash them. Don’t whisk too much, there should be some banana chunks left behind.
- Add the oats gradually till you get the “cookie consistency”. The so-called cookie consistency is when the mixture sticks to the whisk without sliding off it easily.
- Fold in the brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts with a spoon, being careful to not break the already-existing chunks of fruit.
- Finally, add the coconut oil. If the dough appears to be smoothing out, simply add more oats with the tablespoon. Remember that this is baking, humidity affects the resulting dough.
- On a parchment paper, place the pieces of the dough using a tablespoon to measure. Space them out.
- Leave in the oven for 13 minutes then turn off the oven and leave for another 5 minutes so that the residual heat cooks the cookies through.
- Take out the tray and let the cookies cool and enjoy.
Image courtesy of: skinnytaste.com, ambitiouskitchen.com.