Cookies are probably my favourite sweet treat. However, I am always playing around with recipes to make the ultimate delicious but healthy cookie. If you love the traditional style oatmeal raisin cookies but are looking to eliminate processed sugars then you will love these as you can eat them knowing that you are also nourishing yourself at the same time as these are full of great, healthy plant based ingredients.
They are wonderfully chewy and yet moist and decadent with the addition of dark chocolate. As they are healthy you could even have them as an on the go breakfast cookie if you needed to grab something and run out the door! ‘WHAT?!’ I hear you say. Yes you read write, they arguably could be eaten anytime of day either for breakfast, snack or a dessert. I must stress though that although they are healthy, you really wouldn’t realise it as they taste truly naughty.
I really hope you enjoy!
2 Ripe Medium Bananas
85g Chunky Peanut Butter
140g Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
2 Tbsps Dried Cranberries (or dried fruit of choice)
2 Tbsps Dark Chocolate chopped into chunks
Preheat oven to 180C
In a bowl, mash the bananas until smooth and then add the peanut butter, vanilla extract and salt.
In a food processor blitz the rolled oats on the pulse setting until it forms a flour. There should be some larger bits and very fine bits.
Add the oats to the wet mixture along with the dried cranberries and dark chocolate. Mix well.Using a tablespoon, scoop a spoonful of the mixture one at a time and roll into a ball. Place the ball of dough onto a baking tray pressing down into a cookie shape. The cookies don’t spread very much so make sure to press the cookies into the desired shape and thickness.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Leave to cool on a baking tray for a few minutes before letting them cool on a wire rack.