Friday 2 October 2015

Banana/Choc/Dates/Nuts Cookies

One smart thing i have learnt over the years, the best way to avoid the “Not amused” looks of the head crown as the bananas turn black lolz, is to bake them, cook them, fry them or hide them hehehe.
But I usually bake them as they are the ideal ones to be mashed and baked
But honestly I really wonder sometimes why are only the bananas left over in the fruit tray and it’s always the last 2/3 and then they stay in the line of fire lolzzz
I was noticing the last 2 bananas turn brown then darker and darker so I planned to bake Cookies
So this time I have added much more in it and they turned out really very delish.
I added, dates, walnuts, almonds, oats and chocolate
I had no simple bake chocolate at home, but had the bar with cranberry and grapes so I cut them in small pieces and tucked them on the cookies, they tasted so heavenly yummz
They are baked so soft and fluffy, full with the banana flavor and the crunch of all the nuts
Simple and quick and easy to make, very practical as a take away snack on way to work : )
This is what you need;
3 extra ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup AP flour
¼ cup organic honey
1 large egg
½ cup soft butter
½ tsp of soda bicarbonate
1-2 tsp organic honey
½ cup of Walnuts and Almonds mixed
¾ cup of oats
½ cup pitted and chopped dates
¼ bar of chocolate, chopped in squares
Sift the flour and Soda in a bowl
Mash the bananas
Beat the butterand suga fluffy
Add in the flour and mix gently
sprinkle all nuts and the choclate and mix
(You can add more nuts of your choice like Hazel nuts Pecan nuts and and and …I added cranberries and dry raisins last time; they give a very chewy taste)
Fold in the mash bananas and mix all well
Drop the batter on a greased tray keeping a 2cm distance in each cookie
-keep an eye as they should not burn, the banana may turn darker very fast, we just need to bake the flour and 20 minutes are totally perfect
-once they are done, shift them onto the cooling wire with the help of a spatula
-they stay soft and eatable till 4-5 days, you can keep them in the fridge, or good  packed, to give away before you  eat them all : )
Do try them, a perfect snack for your tea time as well.
You can sprinkle castor sugar once they are out of the oven, I did not as I added Honey and the bananas were sweet too.
Enjoy the “coming winter” baking time :)

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