Simple banana-oat cookies

Enjoy these simple and satisfying cookies which can fit in a good healthy diet, and are nourishing and tasty at the same time. Enjoy the combination of the natural sweetness of the banana and dates with the nutritious oats that will keep you fulfilled and let your body absorb the natural sugars for an extended period of time. The cookies are done in a few minutes and you only need two basic ingredients.Healthy and nutritious glutenfree banana oat cookies
Glutenfree simple banana-oat cookies

As there are only two main ingredients, best make sure you get these two right: the bananas should be really ripe, soft, and sweet. When they are starting to get brown on the outside they are the sweetest. If your banana does not look ripe enough don’t worry! Just pop it in a hot oven (180 degrees) until dark brown from the outside – it will take about 20-30 minutes. If you do this make sure to let it cool slightly before peeling, as the inside will be really hot! (You can check this quick tutorial from The Boy who bakes)Healthy glutenfree oat-banana cookies

I love oats for its nutritional values and the chewy texture. I use them a lot in my everydays, I tend to start my busy weekdays with overnight oats, prepared ahead and ready to go, but I also find them a good addition to cakes or crumbles to get a more interesting structure and to make them even healthier. Check out my previous recipes with oats if you feel like it.

If you are gluten intolerant it is good to know that oats are naturally gluten free, but normally they are contaminated with wheat. So if you are intolerant it is best to use the gluten free brands: they are more pricy, but at least you can feel safe eating them.

Healthy simple gluten free cookies with no refined sugarThis recipe is really easy to customize to your taste, I have two favourite combos that I will share with you.

Healthy glutenfree oat-banana cookiesIngredients for 20 date cookies:

  • 140 g rolled oats (gluten free if intolerant)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 g dates
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 20 almonds to decorate (optional)

Remove the stone of the dates and chop them into small bits. Mash bananas with a fork and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Form 20 patties and place them on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Use one tablespoon of dough per cookie. Decorate them (optional) with putting one almond on the top, slightly pushing them in. Pop into the oven and bake for  5 minutes.

Ingredients for 20 walnut-cranberry cookies

  • 140 g rolled oats (gluten free if intolerant)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 50 g pecans + 20 pecan nuts to decorate (optional)
  • 50 g dried cranberries

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees. Chop the 50g of pecans coarsely. Mash bananas with a fork and mix with the rest of the ingredients. As before, form 20 patties where one cookie is made from one tablespoon of dough. You can decorate them with putting one pecan on the top, slightly pushing them in. Pop into the oven and bake for  5 minutes.

Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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