I have always had a sweet tooth and when it comes to (literally any heavy-carbohydrate) treats. However the impact of refined sugars and other added nasties on our health, is far from beneficial. I decided I wanted to enjoy my treats guilt-free, knowing I was nourishing my body as well as enjoying heavenly goooey pleasures.
Today I made some dark chocolate chip bites, I took inspiration from the wonderful Kitchen Sanctuary (www.kitchensanctuary.com, check her out for all kinds of cooking wonders) – we added our own little spin and created the most delicious banana oatmeal cookies. So quick and easy, they were prepared, baked and ready to eat within the hour! A perfect lazy Sunday activity.
- 2 Medium/Large Bananas (make sure they are the ripe brown ones, the riper the tastier!).
- 2 Tbsp scoops of Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Brasil/Chia Seeds
- 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 4 (generous) Tbsp Honey
- 200g Rolled Oats
- 75g Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven at 180.
To begin, get a large bowl and mash up the bananas with a fork until fully ‘mooshed’.
Add in the cinnamon and chia seeds – mix em up.
Add in the oats and the choccy chips, stir all together.
I melt down my coconut oil, so it makes it easy to mix in with the other ingredients. Pop your coconut oil and honey in and mix it all up.
WARNING: This mix tastes so good it is hard not to eat all before it gets in the baking tray.
Once everything is mixed well, let is sit for a few minutes and prep your baking tray with baking paper.
Then take two tsp heaps into your hands, roll them into ball and squish them a little so they look like a fat space-saucer.
The recipe makes 12 (I say 12, yours may make a little more – I ate my way through a lot of the ingredients while mixing).
Pop them in the oven for approx. 20 minutes, check them every 5/10 minutes and see how they are doing. I would give mine a little poke at the top and see if they were to squishy. In total ours took about 25 mins to bake – and they came out perfectly golden and just the right amount of chewiness. Hot cookie baking tip: the earlier you take them out the chewier/softer they will be, the longer you keep them in there the harder they will be once they have cooled. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!