I am a huge fan of healthy treats. Healthy or at least healthier than their classic equivalents. I love nice cream, the fabulous ice cream made from bananas. Or pancakes without added sugar or fat in the dough. The same is for my light waffles.
Waffles topped with nice cream are a big hit, by the way! All this great treats have on thing in common: ripe bananas. Without ripe bananas these dishes weren’t doable. At least not without added sugar or fat. So if you don’t like bananas just a little bit, you might not be too thrilled about the taste. Although I find, that the banana note is almost not noticeable in these treats.
These healthy granola cookies are one more recipe that comes together without added sugar or fat. They are crispy, sweet and made very quickly. If you want them to be a little less healthy and more chocolaty, omit the dried fruits add a few chocolate chips to the dough.
- 1 big, ripe banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 75 g (3/4 cup) instant oats
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp buckwheat
- 1 hand full dried cranberries, cherries, raisins or else
- Preheat the oven to 180° C (360° F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Mash the banana with a fork on a deep dish and mix with the vanilla extract. Then add the oats and mix and knead with the fork. At last add the sunflower seeds and buckwheat and mix in the dried fruits.
- Take a tablespoon full and put it on the baking tray. Form into cookie shape and firm a little by pressing with the spoon. Proceed until the mixture is used up.
- Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes.