Thursday, 25 February 2016

Healthy Oat Cookies/Macaroons

During half-term, I was trying to find things to do with my girls and baking is always a fun and educational option- even the littlest one can help with measuring and mixing! I have been experimenting with different recipe ideas lately and I think I have come up with one that tastes great and is packed with healthy fats, protein and fibre. These are type of macaroon-cookie hybrid without all the junk! The kids and wife liked them  and the nutritional content means they are not going to go sugar crazy like with other types of cookies. 

·         250g of mashed ripe bananas
·         80g ground almonds
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         200g of rolled oats
·         ½ cup of desiccated coconut
·         50g egg white powder
·         100g of chopped 85% dark chocolate
·         ¼ cup of extra virgin Olive Oil (or softened butter)
·         1 tablespoon of raw unpasteurised honey

Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, using your hands mix and squeeze all the ingredients together.
Once combined make balls slightly smaller than a plum and place them on a baking tray, using the back of a fork flatten the mixture a little so that it resembles a cookie.
Repeat the process until the mixture is finished. I managed 16/17 cookies.
Bake them for roughly 25min.
Tip: My girls enjoyed them for breakfast covered with warm milk and some fresh blueberries and strawberries. They can also be packed in their lunchbox as a fast snack or even breakfast on the go!