Nothing makes me want to bake cookies more than a rainy day (and oh man it was pouring in Melbourne today). The warmth from the oven, the delicious smell and the feeling of comfort and happiness that comes with baking cookies will always remind me of my childhood and the days I spent at my grandparent’s house with my Oma baking (grandma in German). Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit my Oma’s baking skills. I am a lousy baker and am much better at cooking. However, I keep trying and every time I find or come up with a good recipe I will give it another go. I was experimenting with some gluten-free baking ideas lately and this healthy banana and peanut butter cookies recipe turned out to be really quite nice. In fact, I believe this recipe is so good that I want to share it with you.
These cookies are all you want a healthy snack to be. Nutritious, low in sugar and delicious of course. These little bites are made with quinoa flakes and sweetened with only 1 tablespoon of honey. Bananas, shredded coconut and cranberries make them naturally sweet, without any additional unnecessary sugar. Banana and peanut butter make them soft and chewy.
They are incredibly quick to make. You just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and spoon them onto a baking tray. 15 minutes later you can find yourself back on the couch enjoying that rainy day with cookies by your side. Or at least your kids might be on the couch enjoying their day with cookies by their side ?
Let’s make these amazing healthy banana and peanut butter cookies, shall we?