A delicious and healthy recipe for almond, oat and banana cookies that is low in sugar. With just five ingredients, these are quick to make and perfect for hungry kids.
I spent the better part of a Sunday afternoon trying to work out a healthy version of the cinnamon arlette biscuits that were featured on the Great British Bake Off, in order to link them up to Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off challenge. I failed to get it right on that occasion, but then saw that the Deliciously Ella recipe for simple oat cookies includes bananas. I decided to try adding bananas to my recipe and it worked. But then I forgot to include cinnamon. So, the result is nothing like an arlette biscuit whatsoever, but nonetheless a really delicious, chewy cookie that the children (and me) both absolutely loved. Not only does it sneak in some fruit (neither R nor Miss R like bananas) but it’s also free from refined sugar. Use maple syrup if giving these cookies to under-ones and to make them vegan-friendly.
How to make healthy oat cookies
These almond, oat and banana cookies are ridiculously healthy. I love that they only have five ingredients – or six if you decide to include the raisins. The sweetness comes from the banana and a little bit of honey or maple syrup. Oats are a great energy giving food for kids to eat and the ground almonds and almond butter adds plenty of healthy protein.
If you do include the raisins when you make this oat and banana cookies recipe be sure to press them down well into the mixture before baking – otherwise they might burn.
Almond, oat and banana cookies
- 2 medium ripe bananas mashed
- 50 g ground almonds
- 100 g jumbo rolled oats
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 50 g raisins optional
Preheat the oven to 180°C(fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon heaped tablespoons of the mixture out onto the baking tray and flatten with a fork or the back of a spoon.
If using raisins make sure they're pressed well into the cookie mixture to avoid burning.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-18 minutes until turning brown.
Allow to cool on the baking tray for five minutes then turn out onto a wire rack until cool.
If you like this you might like some of my other oat recipes: