So, you know some people say that oat and raisin cookies that look like chocolate cookies is the reason behind their trust issues?
What about cookies that are both oat and raisin AND chocolate … and coconut and peanut butter and banana flavoured! I’ll leave you with that question while I tell you how to make them.
These are the result of two old-looking bananas that had certainly seen better days. I didn’t want to see them go to waste, so I mashed them up and combined them with some other yummy looking ingredients, popped them in the oven and there I had it… a batch of soft, chewy, irresistible and HEALTHY cookies. Miracle.
There’s only one issue with these cookies (apart from the trust issue in the raisins of course) they’re so mourish! I challenge you to stop at one, because I got home today and my mum had eaten 4.
Depending on the brand of protein powder you use, you can make these cookies vegan too or anything you desire really; because the basics are only made with 3 ingredients, you can really tailor the recipe to your own dietary needs. They’re also the quickest things to make, so no excuse not to really. If you do give these a go, please let me know somehow! I’d love to hear how you got on.
HEALTHY OATMEAL COOKIES
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Super speedy, soft and chewy yet uncompromising cookies – they’re delicious. My version uses raisins, cacao nibs and coconut flakes but there’s lots of room for improvisation, depending what you can find in your cupboard!
Author: Goodness Grace
Recipe: Snack, Dessert
Dietary Info: No Added Sugar, Vegan Options.
Makes: 13 (because why should batches be an even number?)
FOR THE BASIC COOKIE DOUGH
- 1 cup oats
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 1 ½ scoops vanilla protein powder (I used MyProtein)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional depending on the severity of your sweet tooth)
THE YUMMY ADDITIONS:
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
THE CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp maple syrup
FOR THE COOKIES
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth
- Add all the dry ingredients, the yummy additions and the maple syrup, shall you desire
- Line a baking tin, then, using a dessertspoon, dollop the cookie dough onto the tray. Make sure you leave enough space between cookies, so they can grow.
- Pop the cookies in the oven for 12 minutes. You may need to use two trays, if so, alternative the trays between shelves half way through. When you alternate your trays, make a small well in each cookies with the back of a spoon.
- When the cookies are done, leave them to cool on a cooling rack, and then pour a small amount of chocolate sauce into each well. Little is more; the sauce goes a long way
THE CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- Melt the coconut oil in the microwave, or like me, a saucepan. Mix it with the cocoa powder and maple syrup until combined
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