We made it to the end of the first week of 2019. Hurrah! To celebrate, here are some healthy cookies made of a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
The concept of banana cookies may seem strange to some people, but trust me, these are really good…
These cookies are packed with superfoods, including flaxseeds and chia seeds. The seeds help to add more fibre and protein to the cookie, which will keep you feeling full. I think these cookies would make a great pre-workout snack, as they will give you the energy you need to get through your workout due to the carbohydrates from the fruit and oats.
I also loving eating these in the morning for breakfast when I am on the go. They’re a great way to get a lot of nutrition in your food without having to eat a lot of food! They are small, but they pack a big nutritional punch.
This recipe was adapted from Donna Hay.
Oat, Pecan, Banana Seed Cookies
- 1/2 cup mashed bananas
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 4 fresh dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/4 cup flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place bananas, almond butter, coconut flakes, dates, flax seeds, chia seeds, pecans, oats, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Combine all the ingredients. The batter should be on the moist side.
- 3, Roll 2 tablespoonfuls of the mixture into a ball and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Gently flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon.
- Place in oven for 12-15 minutes until golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Serve!