I have been doing these cookies for years and I absolutely love them because they are great snacks to have if you are going to the gym and need a quick load of energy – or just as a snack between meals. I called them energy cookies because they have a good amount of carbs from the oats and banana which will slowly be released into your system during your workout so you don’t get hungry half way through your session. They have sugars from the banana and agave nectar which will be absorb quickly so you get a kick of energy, and if you do add seeds you also get a bit of healthy fats which will again keep you full for longer. Perfect!
2 large ripped bananas
1 1/2 cups of regular oats – Whole Foods Organic Porridge Oats
Hand full of dates (or raisins)
Agave nectar – The Groovy Food Agave Nectar (or honey for non vegan)
Mixed seeds – I used poppy, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
First you want to chop your bananas into a bowl and mash it all together in order to create an amazingly sweet banana paste. Also at the same time you want to pre-heat your oven.
Add the oats and give everything a really good mix, I used my hands to do this. I used 1 1/2 cups of regular oats however depending on the size of your bananas you might need a bit more or less oats. Just make sure your final mixture isn’t too thick otherwise your cookies can end up too dry.
Next, cut the dates into smaller pieces and add them to your mixture. Again, mix everything together and make sure you distribute the dates evenly.
Now put some foil on a tray – I used foil because I find it easier and quicker but you can skip the foil and just put coconut oil on the tray so the cookies don’t stick to it. Use your hands or a spoon to create the shape of the cookies, I made mine quite chunky…it’s a personal preference, and place them on the tray.
Put the cookies in the oven at 180C degrees for about 20 minutes.
Once they are a bit crispy take them out of the oven, add a little bit of agave nectar on top of each cookie, so that the seeds can stick to the cookies, and add your favourite seeds.
Put the cookies back in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes and once they have a lovely gold colour they are ready!
I hope you have go at this super easy and healthy recipe. Thank you for reading. Lots of love,