Tuesday, 15 July 2014


 Here are some quick soft cookies I've made a couple of rounds of the past weeks! They're a somewhat healthy option to serve along other cakes at a party but also functions well as an afternoon snack or to put in the picnic basket.

 You will need:
2 very ripe bananas
2dl dark sugar of your choice (for example coconut- or muscovado sugar)
1,5- 2dl peanut butter
2 dl rolled oats
4dl spelt flour (or flour of your own preference)
a hint of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mash the bananas and add in the sugar (I use coconut sugar which actually isn't sugar but dried nectar from the coconut flower. It sounds very pretentious I know.).

 Then add peanut butter and the rest of the ingredients.  The dough is pretty thick.

I've used both store bought peanut butter (organic, with peanuts plus hint of salt only, no extras) for these, and self made*.

Scoop out the dough with a spoon on baking paper and flatten with a moist spoon or moist hands.

Bake in a 225C oven for about 8-12 minutes until the cookies have risen a bit and got a slightly darker colour. Let cool a little while (or a lot) before eating.

I am pretty sure these would work without the baking soda as well - they will most likely turn out a little more compact - so I will try that the next time!

*) You can make your own peanut butter by mixing peanuts in a mixer forever. Either of raw peanuts or roasted; I mini-roasted mine for a few minutes in the oven when I was preheating it for baking at around 200C until they let some oil out. You can mix them when warm but not while they are hot. Mix for a minute or two at the time and take a break in between so that your machine does not over heat. The peanuts will first turn into flour and then slowly start forming a paste after about ten minutes of mixing. Add a little oil -peanut oil if you have, I used coconut oil. No it will not make the peanut butter taste like coconut oil - while mixing and some good salt, perhaps something sweet too if you prefer (I put about a teaspoon of coconut sugar). Or cocoa if you want chocolate peanut butter! Mix for a few minutes more and your butter is done!  Store cool in an air tight jar. How much you use  of each ingredient is up to you; I pour out peanuts to cover about 3/4 of a regular oven tray and for such an amount I added around 2 tbs of the oil.


obat herbal asam urat said...

hmmmmmmmm yummy :)


Oh, good!

linda said...

Yummy, I baked these with a hint of dark chocolate, and they turned out deeeeelicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

The Freelancer's FashionBlog said...

Linda: oh yum, dark chocolate sounds like it was a very good idea :)