These cookies are how my husband stole or convinced me to leave my church behind and follow him to celebration church. On our third date he took me to connections, which is the cafe on the church premises. He bought me Amai’s chocolate cake and oatmeal cookie and promised that this was what I had to look forward to every sunday after service if I followed him to his church. Long story short I eat oatmeal cookies every sunday now 😂 . I love them so much I had to find ways to recreate them, I have not been 100% successful but I have come up with a healthier version that is just a delicious.
These cookies are not only packed with flavour, but they are also made with wholesome ingredients and are easy to make. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the step-by-step process of making them.
Ingredients for Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
To make a batch of healthy banana oatmeal cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
|Flax egg (if vegan)|
The reason I am obsessed with these cookies is because they have a tonne of fibre which is good for digestive health. These ingredients work together to create a delicious and nutritious cookie that you can enjoy guilt-free. The ripe bananas provide natural sweetness and moisture, while the oats add a chewy texture and fibre. Honey serves as a natural sweetener, however you should put it last after tasting usually the bananas and cinnamon provide sufficient, sweetening and coconut oil helps to bind everything together.
Step-by-Step Guide to Making Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Step 1: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Baking Sheet
Start by preheating your oven to 180°C. While the oven is heating up, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with coconut oil to prevent the cookies from sticking.
Step 2: Mash the Ripe Bananas
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas using a fork or a potato masher until they are smooth and creamy. Make sure there are no lumps remaining.
Step 3: Add the Oats, Honey, Coconut Oil, and Raisins
To the mashed bananas, add the rest of the ingredients egg, oats, honey, coconut oil, and raisins. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a sticky texture.
Step 4: Form the Cookie Dough
Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave enough space between each cookie to allow for spreading during baking.
Step 5: Flatten the Cookies
Gently flatten each cookie using the back of a spoon or the palm of your hand. This will ensure that the cookies bake evenly and have a uniform shape.
Step 6: Bake the Cookies
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-browning.
Step 7: Cool and Enjoy
Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, you can enjoy these healthy banana oatmeal cookies as a snack or dessert.
Tips for Perfect Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
To ensure your healthy banana oatmeal cookies turn out perfectly every time, here are some helpful tips:
- Use ripe bananas: The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavourful your cookies will be. Look for bananas with brown spots on the peel for the best results.
- Use rolled oats: Rolled oats work best in this recipe as they provide a chewy texture. Avoid using instant oats, as they will result in a softer cookie.
- Experiment with mix-ins: While this recipe includes raisins, feel free to get creative and add your u mix-ins. Chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried cranberries are all excellent options.
- Watch the baking time: Keep a close eye on the cookies as they bake, as they can go from perfectly golden to overdone quickly. Remove them from the oven when they are golden brown around the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Can I make these cookies gluten-free?
Yes, you can easily make these cookies gluten-free by using gluten-free oats instead of regular oats. Ensure that all the other ingredients you use are also gluten-free.
2. Can I substitute the honey with another sweetener?
If you prefer not to use honey, you can substitute it with maple syrup or agave nectar. Both options will work well and provide a similar level of sweetness.
3. How should I store these cookies?
Store your healthy banana oatmeal cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for longer-term storage.Rate this article
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