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Banana Oatmeal Biscuits

18 Sep 2016   Shanti Gowans

This is an easy, healthy and yummy treat. You can make up a batch or two and have them available for on the road trips, work snacks or a fun lunch box treat. It's hard to go wrong making these and they are very child friendly to make together and to eat. 

Steer clear of pre-packaged snack bars as they often contain colours, additives and preservatives that contribute to illness, digestive disorders, can be allergy causing or leave you feeling bloated or tired.

Although these are not gluten free, they are Vegan, refined sugar and sulphate free. Use organic rolled oats and sulfur dioxide free dried fruit as key ingredients. You could substitute the oat flour in this recipe for buckwheat, brown rice or any gluten free flour you choose. The texture may vary along with the cooking time so just play around with quantities and cooking times until you achieve your desired biscuit. 

Just 4 ingredients for these quick and easy biscuits. You can mix up the flavours depending on what you have in your pantry. You most probably have all of these ingredients waiting for you in your pantry and can whip up a tray full of these right after you read this post. 

To change the ingredients you can use chia seeds, shredded coconut, chopped dates, chopped apricots, sultanas, dried chopped figs and sesame seeds. 

Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats, ground into flour
1/2 cup organic dried cranberries or sultanas 
2 tbs desiccated coconut 
Variations: Cranberries, sultanate, chopped dates, chopped apricots, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, dehydrated apple or pear.
 
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a tray with baking paper.
  • Pulse oats in a blender to make a rough flour.
  • In a bowl, mash 3 bananas with a fork.
  • Add the oat flour, dried fruit and coconut and mix until well combined. 
  • Spoon large tablespoonfuls of mixture onto the baking sheet and spread out, slightly flatten and shape into a cookie.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Cookies will get a little golden colour and feel springy in the centre. 
  • Take the baking paper with cookies of the tray and let them rest on a cooling rack for a few minutes to cool down. You can eat them while still hot but they are delicious when they have cooled.
 
Banana oatmeal biscuits will keep for about 2-3 days in a tin. 

Do not store them in plastic container as they will sweat and become rubbery and mushy from the banana.


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