New Recipe: Banana & Peanut Butter Cookies

Banana & Peanut Butter Cookies (makes 8-10 cookies)

Taken from ‘Goodbye Sugar Book’ by Elsa Jones

The beauty of these cookies is that they can be made up and baked in under 30 minutes using only four simple ingredients. They taste more cakey than crunchy, almost like mini banana breads. The oats and bananas form the basis for these cookies, after that you could add any combination of nuts, seeds or spices that you like. Personally, I like the simplicity of flavours in this recipe.

2 ripe bananas
1 cup rolled oats
1 heaped tbsp peanut butter
½ cup peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas really well with a fork until no lumps remain. Stir in the oats until well blended and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter and chopped peanuts. You can chop the peanuts with a knife or in a food processor.

Drop mixture one tablespoon at a time onto the baking tray. Flatten a bit using a rubber spatula. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack and store in an air tight container for a few days. They keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.