Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

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This recipe is a healthy version of the usual unhealthy highly refined biscuits from the supermarket. These cookies are refined sugar free, high in fibre and vegan.If you are unable to find raw maple syrup you can leave it out and add another tablespoon of coconut oil. These cookies are great for school lunches and to have as a sweet treat.

Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

Ingredients:

3 bananas 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence 2 tablespoons of raw maple syrup 4 tablespoons of coconut oil 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats 1 cup of desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1/2 cup of cacao nibs 1/4 teaspoon of himalayan salt

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. In a large bowl mash the banana until there are no lumps. Add the vanilla, peanut butter, (melted) coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla essence. 2. In a separate bowl mix the oats, cacao nibs, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and desiccated coconut. Add the wet mixture and mix well. 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and roll up cookie mixture into small balls, this recipe makes around 15 cookies. Once the mixture in on the tray press each ball down with a fork and sprinkle with some desiccated coconut. 4. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

These can be kept in an airtight container.

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