Oat, almond and banana cookies and CookBlogShare

Oat, almond and banana cookies

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.

Ingredients (makes 12 cookies)
2 medium, or 3 small ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
50g ground almonds
100g jumbo rolled oats
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 180°C. 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. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-18 minutes until turning brown. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack until cool.


Welcome to this week's CookBlogShare! This is the first time that I've hosted the link up. In case you didn't know, Lucy from SuperGolden Bakes, who set up the linky, has passed it over to Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins and a group of bloggers are taking it in turns to host it. If you are a food blogger we would love for you to join in. See the bottom of the post for details on how to enter.

How to enter #CookBlogShare

There is no theme so simply:

  • Share a foodie post, old or new, add the new #CookBlogShare badge (see below) and a link to this page and link up using the "Add Your Link" tool below.
  • Comment on the host's main post (this page).
  • Tweet your recipe using the hashtag #CookBlogShare. If you tag @sneakyvegblog I will retweet.
  • Enjoy the linky party by commenting on some of the other recipes that have joined in.
  • Kirsty has also created a Facebook CookBlogShare group where you can share your recipes and food posts.
  • All recipes will be shared on the new #CookBlogShare Pinterest Board.

I can't wait to see what delicious recipes you link up and I will read and comment on them all!

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