Two (OK, Maybe Three) Ingredient Banana Muesli Cookies
Running training in Melbourne has definitely become a bit cooler, which has left me looking for any excuse to heat up the house by turning the oven on. I have also been trying to figure out what could classify as both a healthy snack for kids, and something that could fit into a typical runners diet, and keep me warm at the same time… and so I decided to make these ‘Banana Oat Cookies’. I use the word ‘cookies’ loosely, as these are not your typical chocolate chip, sugar and fat laden Australian biscuit.
Instead, they are simple and quick to make, and made of ingredients which would enable you to justify having them for breakfast.
- 2-3 Bananas (these need to be REALLY RIPE – almost black)
- 2 Cups of Muesli (or you can use quick cooking oats – whatever you have and need to use up; depending on the type of muesli you will end up with a different flavoured biscuit)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius (325 degrees Farenheit).
- 2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, or line it with baking paper.
- 3. Mash the bananas with a fork, and then add in the muesli or oats (or a combination of the two).
- 4. Optional extras: I know that a popular food for runners is chocolate, so I added in a bit of white chocolate chips to make them more appealing.
- 5. Scoop onto the prepared baking tray, and cook them for about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- 6. Best enjoyed after a run, with friends!