These quick and easy banana oat cookies are one of my favourite healthy snacks for kids. They contain no added sugar so are suitable for anyone on a sugar free diet, including children under one who are not recommended to have refined sugar.
They are so easy to make that they practically make themselves. Plus they are a great way to use up over ripe bananas. You can experiment and put different fruit puree in if you like.
Ingredients of Banana Oat Cookies:
- 3 ripe bananas
- 200g oats
How to Make Banana Oat Cookies
- Whizz the oats and banana together in a food processor until you have a sticky, gloopy mess.
- Blob onto a baking tray, a teaspoon at a time.
- Flatten them out a bit.
- Place in oven for 30 minutes at 180 degree C/ 350 F. A little warmer if you want them drier and more ‘biscuity’.
Then out they pop, ready to eat. They have a sort of rubbery texture, not exactly like your average hobnob but we’re going for something different here. My husband complained they weren’t enough like a bakewell tart. No and oranges aren’t much like apples either.
You can always add other bits and pieces if you want a bit of variety. How about raisins, nuts or other dried fruit?
I like them. The babies like them. Dante likes them. Galen doesn’t. He has an aversion to bananas. What can I say? Interestingly Sebastian won’t eat a raw banana either but he’s happy with these (presumably until he gets old enough to know that they actually contain banana.)
So there you have it. Quick. Easy. Healthy. A great way to use up those lingering bananas. You can keep them for a few days too. Although I don’t really get the chance around here.
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