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  • Healthy Banana Oat Nut cookies

    2014-06-09 22.50.59

    Now these haven’t photographed very well…but they taste great! Honest…I wouldn’t lie to you guys! Having rescued some bananas that someone was throwing out at work because they had gotten too dark, I needed to make something tasty, and with healthy eating being on the agenda I had also bought a LARGE tub of coconut oil from Costco so the two needed to be used together. Cookies are easy to make, easy to transport and definitely easy to eat so a batch beckoned.


    150 g coconut oil
    220 g dark brown sugar
    1 egg
    125 g mashed banana (about 1 decent sized banana)
    2 t vanilla extract
    125 g plain flour
    1/2 t baking soda
    1 t salt
    2 t cinnamon
    1/2 t allspice
    250 g oats
    60 g chopped walnuts
    70 g raisins

    Preheat oven to 180c. Get your baking trays ready…grease, line, silpat…even non stick. Cream together oil and sugar, add egg, banana and oil and mix. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt…sprinkle in the spices and mix until combined. Mix in the oats, walnuts and raisins until distributed evenly. Pop onto the prepared baking trays leaving room for spread. Pop into the oven for about 10-12 minutes…depending on how big you made them. They need to cool before you take them off the trays as they are soft and chewy cookies.

  • Everything but the Kitchen Sink cookies

    2014-05-05 13.24.25

    So these cookies are an uber versatile recipe with options, which means decisions…eek…we aren’t good at making decisions in this house! But when it comes to cookies everything and anything goes. These are actually pretty healthy too 🙂

    Preheat oven 180c.

    1/2c butter
    1/3c dark brown sugar
    1/3c sugar
    1 egg
    1T buttermilk or plain yogurt
    1T vanilla
    3/4c whole wheat flour
    1/2t baking soda
    1/2t cinnamon
    1/4t salt
    1/4t ginger
    1/2c dried fruit…we used 1/4c dried cranberries and 1/4c raisins
    1/4c chocolate chips…or white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
    1 1/2c rolled oats
    1/2c chopped nuts or seeds….we used 1/4c chopped cashews and 1/4c pumpkin seeds

    In a stand mixer mix the sugars and butter until soft and fluffy.

    Next mix in the egg, vanilla and buttermilk.

    In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.

    Slowly mix the dry ingredients in to the sugar/butter mix. Turn off the mixer before adding the dry ingredients….unless you fancy being doused with flour! Not that I’ve EVER done that!

    Then take the bowl off the mixer stand and mix the rest in by hand.

    Drop by spoon onto a baking tray and cook for about 10 minutes.

    Makes about 24 cookies.