Choc Banana Cookies

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I was a bit sceptical before giving this recipe a try. I mean, using banana’s as the main soldering ingredient – how was that going to work? The answer is, amazingly. These cookies taste so good, I cannot even explain, and they are full of salty goodness. And, as an added bonus, the combination of the banana and salt means you are replenishing your potassium storage at the same time as bringing up your salt count for the day – how good are you!

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The cookies already have quite a bit of salt in them. However I strongly recommend adding more salt on top of cookies as suggested below – it really adds to the flavour of the cookie, and makes it look store-bought.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ripe bananas (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon granulated stevia blend
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 100g peanuts (chopped)
  • 50g dark chocolate buttons
  • sea salt flakes to season

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Method

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2: Combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-sized bowl. (This is the dry mixture)

Step 3: Combine bananas, stevia and vanilla. Stir through until completely smooth. Then stir in the crunchy peanut butter until well combined. (This is the wet mixture)

Step 4: Stir in the wet mixture and dry mixture to form a batter. Place about a tablespoon of mixture onto the baking tray and top with chopped peanuts and bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Step 5: Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool down.

Step 6: Once the cookies are out of the oven melt the chocolate buttons and drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cookies. You can choose whether to sprinkle with salt flakes. Remember that if you want to add salt flakes you only have a very short amount of time to do this before the chocolate hardens!

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These cookies are totally delish and have a good salt count without tasting very salty. I haven’t tasted anything like them before. They really do look store-bought, so you will look like a total professional if anyone comes over and you just casually mention that they are homemade!

Hope you enjoy them!

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P.S This is the first recipe I have modified from someone else. The recipe originally came from blogger fooddaily and the original recipe can be found here.

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