I’ve tried so many different ‘healthy cookie’ and energy bite recipes that are supposed to be delicious but they have never hit that sweet spot! They’ve either been dry or had that ‘healthy’, not quite yummy taste – you know what I’m talking about?!
So I’ve put together my own simple recipe and oh my god, they are so tasty!
(And yes they are still pretty healthy – no wheat, no processed sugar and only healthy fats….)
If you need a nice breakfast to take to work or eat on the go, these are perfect – and they literally take less than 5 minutes to prepare!
The cookies stay soft and moist inside and have a beautifully rich flavour – I also love having them as a healthy desert!
- 3/4 cup ground almonds (buy ready done in nut/health aisle)
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 cup soft dates (soak in hot water for 15 mins to soften if hard)
- 1 banana – make sure it’s ripe!
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- * optional extras!
* As an extra treat, try adding a 1/4 cup of raisins which is what I like to do, or you could add desiccated coconut, dried cranberries, cinnamon, chopped pecans/walnuts or chocolate chips!
- Turn your oven on to heat up. 180 degrees /350 Fahrenheit.
- Throw the dates into the food processor and give them a quick blitz.
- Add the banana and almond butter and blitz again.
- Now pop in the ground almonds and oats, this is also the point where you add any extras in – I usually swap the processor blades for a plastic mixing one at this point – another quick blitz to mix it all together and you are done!
Now mould the mixture into balls, cookies or bars – whatever you fancy! Mixture will make around 10/12.
Put on a non-stick baking sheet, I’m a big fan of these silicone sheets as you don’t need greaseproof paper:
Pop in the oven – I find 18 minutes is the perfect timing in mine – the mixture will go firm on the outside and slightly springy when done.
They stay beautifully moist inside and are gorgeous warm!
These cookies are brilliant as a desert! Put one or two at the bottom of a dish, then add coconut yoghurt or crème fraîche, chopped strawberries and a drizzle of fruit coulis – heavenly!
If you decide to give these a go, let me know what you think – warning they are pretty addictive!