There are lots of recipes around for these cookies, so I have just taken a ‘mean’ of them all and have come up with this one that seems to work. The three ingredients are always available in my house, and these can be thrown together and baked in 20 minutes.
Really they are more like an oat cake than a cookie – but I suppose if you made them smaller and squashed them down they could be more cookie-like. I prefer the larger version.
They are especially great for those of us who do a fair bit of exercise, oats and bananas having excellent variable energy releasing properties – to keep you going through a hard workout or for some instant energy pre-workout. The chocolate element just makes you happy throughout!!
160g Porridge Oats
90g Plain chocolate, chopped into small (or chunky) pieces or choc chips, or milk chocolate or in fact any chocolate you have lying around!
200g (peeled weight) ripe bananas, mashed
Mash the bananas, add the oats and mix well, add the chocolate pieces and mix.
Make 9 equal balls of mix and press onto a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake for 15 minutes at 180ºC. Cool on cooling rack. Eat immediately or at your leisure!
Each cookie – approximately 140 calories, 22g carbs and 2.6g protein.