Everyone loves cookies, and these banana and strawberry oat cookies are no exception! Perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea in the afternoon, or as a quick grab-and-go breakfast in the morning. With just a handful of ingredients, you have something delicious, super-satisfying and much better for you than standard biscuits! A little bit of indulgence that’s balanced out by natural and healthy ingredients – what’s not to love!
Oats are one of my favourite ingredients at the moment, and you don’t need to be a baking whizz to create something healthy and delicious with them. They are a fantastic binder. They also fill you up for longer, which can kick your craving faster.
Strawberry and banana is a little flavour combination that I love. These cookies are all about using ingredients that have both great flavour and excellent baking benefits! The banana helps to bind everything together, with its sticky texture, and the strawberry holds well (doesn’t go mushy or lose it’s texture), leaving you with little juicy flavour bites along the way.
We’ve been enjoying these banana and strawberry oat cookies as a healthier alternative to a standard biscuit, with a cup of tea or as a quick morning time bite. Just like this delicious strawberry and lime cornmeal cake.
These banana and strawberry oat cookies do have a little naughtiness, with a little added sugar. However, just 50 grams makes 10 big cookies so it really is a small amount. They also include 100 grams of butter but this goes a long way, and it’s still a lot less than any flapjack or cookie. These cookies fill you up too, so you’ll feel satisfied after eating.
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Banana and Strawberry Oat Cookies
- 250 g oats
- 100 g butter
- 50 g caster sugar
- 150 g strawberries cut into small chunks
- 2 medium sized banana sliced
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp peanut butter optional
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190°C/375°F.
- Melt the butter in a pan and then add the strawberries, bananas and sugar and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat and leave to cool slightly.
- Add the oats to a mixing bowl. Then add the banana and strawberry mixture on top and mix together until well combined. You can also mix in the peanut butter too if you're chosing to add it.
- divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and then mould them into rounds.
- Add to a lined baking tray and push down each one down slightly and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. They should stay soft and chewy for a day or two in a sealed container.