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.

Ingredients:

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.