05 October 2011

A time to bake ... with bananas!

Do you happen to have a few over-ripe bananas in your fruit bowl?  Instead of throwing them away, why not make these delicious, and healthy cookies:

BANANA COOKIES
3 bananas
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup raisins
1 cup fine coconut
half cup of chopped nuts or sunflower seeds
2 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 180C

1. Mash the bananas
2. Add rest of ingredients, adding oats last
3. Roll into golf size balls and place on greased cookie sheet
4. Flatten slightly with back of spoon
5. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.

PS. I used half a packet of compressed dates, just broke them apart and softened them in the microwave with some hot water until they're mashable.

There you go - no sugar, no fat, no dairy! Can't get any better than that.  If you're trying to give your family a healthier option for snacks, I suggest you always have dates, raisins, nuts and oats in your store cupboard. You can always make something nice with those.

love,
Mom 

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