These banana oat cookies are made with fruit, rolled oats and nuts. They are a healthy alternative to shop bought cookies and are perfect to serve at breakfast or as a snack. There is no sugar in this recipe but the cookies are deliciously sweet thanks to the ripe banana, pear and cinnamon. If you want to make them sweeter you could always through some raisins into the mixture.
This cookie is easily adapted. If you don’t have ripe pear then miss it out and adjust the oats accordingly. If you don’t like almonds then substitute them for another nut or simply leave them out. There is no precise measurements!
This is a perfect recipe to get your kids into the kitchen. They can help with mashing, stirring and forming the balls. Finn loves to help make these and as there are no raw eggs I allow him to try the mixture. I just have to make sure he doesn’t eat ALL the mixture!
Banana and Oat Cookies
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of crushed flaked almonds
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pre heat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
- Mash the bananas
- Peal and chop the pear and then add to the mashed bananas along with the oats, almonds and cinnamon.
- Form tablespoon sized balls (to make approx 12) (add more oats if you need to make the mixture firmer)
- Place the balls on a baking sheet and cook for approx 15 mins.
- Allow to cool
If the mixture feels a little soft then add some more oats.