I constantly post pictures of my cooking creations on my Instagram, and I have been told by friends and family that it is about time I started sharing my recipes with other people. These cookies I have been working on an adaption of Cookie and Kate’s recipe for a while. These are gluten free, refined sugar free and refined vegetable oil free. Here is my recipe and I hope you like it ūüôā

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Recipe makes: 18 cookies              Prep time: 5 mins              Baking Time: 20 mins

 

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup of Honey
  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter (a 100% peanuts one – e.g Meridians)
  • 1 Banana
  • 4 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of Ground Almonds
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 2 cups of Oats

Method

  1. Turn the oven on to 160 degrees Fan. And lightly grease two baking trays with olive oil. I find the best way to do this is by putting olive oil on a piece of kitchen paper and then wipe the paper over the tray.
  2. Measure out the peanut butter and honey. A tip I learnt from Cookie and Kate is put the honey first in the measuring cup, then add the peanut butter up to the 1 cup line. Add this to a bowl, with the banana. Mash the banana with a fork into the peanut butter and honey mixture.
  3. Once relatively smooth. Whisk in the egg.
  4. Melt 4tbsp of coconut oil and add to the mixture. Stir the mixture together with the vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  5. Pour in the ground almonds and stir – should be a sticky mixture.
  6. Add the oats, and the pecans. Again stir this in to the mixture. If the mixture looks too wet add extra oats to it. IMG_0279
  7. Spoon about a table spoon of mixture onto the tray. Press it slightly with the spoon to make a cookie shape. Repeat 18 times.
  8. Put in the oven, preferably on the same shelf – if not rotate half way through. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and beginning to firm on the top.
  9. Leave to cool on cooling racks – they will firm up more during cooling time. Then enjoy with a cup of tea.

 

I hope you like this recipe! I certainly do!

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