Just 4 ingredients; three if you leave out the nuts. You could also leave out the chocolate chips but why deny yourself? These chewy little cookie bites are ridiculously simple to make and are a delicious grab-and-go breakfast substitute or anytime snack, when your energy is lagging a bit.
They’re also yummy dunked in a cold glass of milk or served with a nice cup of tea.
This almost non-recipe comes courtesy of a friend. You know who you are and I want you to know that I’ve eaten six today already.
Oh – and they’re healthy.
BANANA NUT CHOCOLATE-CHIP OAT BITES
(Makes approx 16)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup (240ml measure) of quick cooking oats
1/4 cup (60ml measure) of chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup of organic dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Mix the mashed banana with the oats until well combined then stir in the chopped nuts followed by the chocolate chips. Make sure everything is well blended then drop walnut-sized amounts onto the baking sheet, flattening slightly.
Bake for 15 minutes – cool. They store well in an airtight container for a few days – not that they’ll last that long.
Note – if you like your cookies dairy and wheat free, try these made with chocolate chips and peanut butter -they’re amazingly good, only take 12 minutes to bake and freeze like a dream!