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Published July 31st 2020
Chunky energy bites, guaranteed to fill you up
Are you looking for a filling and healthy-ish cookie recipe that you can eat for breakfast, take on a hike or pop in your work bag for a snack to eat during the day? This recipe doesn't have any added sugar as all the sweetness comes from the banana, sultanas, honey and choc chips and it also contains almonds, oats and peanut butter, to keep you fuller for longer.
In this recipe, I have kept the almonds whole, as I like chunky cookies, however, if it is too hard on your teeth, then chop them up and make them smaller. Each cookie is so choc-a-block full of ingredients, that each one is like a meal in itself. Why don't you make some this weekend?
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
Step 2: In a bowl, combine the banana, eggs, vanilla essence, peanut butter and honey.
Step 3: Mix in the plain flour, cinnamon, bicarb soda and sunflower seeds.
Step 4: The mixture starts to get thick, so I use two spoons to stir in the oats, almonds, sultanas and choc chips.
Step 5: Using your fingers, form small cookie balls and place them on the trays. Press down to form a cookie shape. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until browned on the edges.
Step 6: Eat warm, or allow to cool. Store in an airtight container for a few days - if they last that long!
These cookies are quite "more-ish", as all the flavours combine together nicely and the chocolate becomes so addictive, that you find yourself reaching for another one. Feel free to add other ingredients - such as chopped walnuts, pecans or dates - and use this recipe as a base for further creations. Enjoy!
Combine the ingredients and form the cookies on the oven tray