I came across this recipe for banana cookies on the book of face recently that was just right for the daily afternoon mummy-energy-slump v hungry-hordes battle.
It’s simple, fast and free of stuff you might want to avoid like grains, sugar or dairy. I tweaked the original and doubled it, as you do.
Here is my version:
2 cups rolled oats/quick oats
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Chef’s pinch of cinnamon (a generous three-fingered pinch my big girls and I adopted after a cooking demonstration we went to – particularly for salt, uh-oh!)
Mash the bananas, mix in the oats, cinnamon, vanilla and nuts. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees.
Makes enough for four ravenous kids and one afternoon-slumped mummy.
I am going to try some variations next time: drop the nuts and use a mix of seeds – sunflower and sesame are always yum; a slosh of maple syrup instead of vanilla; adding dates.