Banana Date and Oat Cookies
Yes it's been a while since I have posted anything about food... the truth be when you are convalescing with an upper respiratory tract infection the last thing on your mind is cooking...
So I must be getting better then?...?
Here is a delicious, yummy, and good for you, quick and easy recipe… and great for kids snack packs.
|Banana Date and Oat Cookies|
This is a recipe I have used since the late 80's. The original recipe was from the "Fit for Life" book by Marilyn Diamond, and over the years I have played with it and just added odd bits and pieces from the pantry, for a bit of a twist to the basic recipe of oats, bananas, dates.
1.5 cups porridge oats
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground almonds
Pinch of Cinnamon
3 large very ripe bananas
3/4 cup dates
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/3 cup Light Olive Oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Raspberry Syrup (optional)
|Ready to bake|
Preheat oven to 175-180C.
Place all dry ingredients into a large bowl, add half the oil, and mix well.
In a blender add the dates the raspberry syrup and remainder oil, blend to a chunky mess.
Mash bananas with a fork add vanilla extract.
Add the dates and bananas to oats and seeds mix and mix well.
Onto a baking sheet place oval shaped cookies the size of tablespoon.
Bake in a moderate oven 175-180C for 20-25 minutes. Remove and cool on cooling grid.