These are lovely and easy to make – you can change the size of them depending on how big you want them, and if you want to make them less healthy you can add chocolate chips or whatever you fancy! I made about 16 cookies with this recipe. My Mum says these are one of her favourite biscuits I have ever made! 😀
- 100g butter at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 50g mashed ripe banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g light soft brown sugar
- ½ tsp grated orange zest (and a generous squeeze of orange juice, if using)
- 100g wholemeal flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100g rolled oats
- 25g desiccated coconut (I left this out)
- 50g chopped walnuts
- 75g sultanas or dark chocolate chips (I used sultanas)
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cream the butter and sugar together until well blended and smooth. Gradually beat in the banana, vanilla extract and egg. Add the zest. Mix well with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, oats, coconut, walnuts and sultanas or chocolate chips. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly until a thick dough is formed. I then added a generous squeeze of orange juice (from the orange). Line a baking sheet with parchment. Drop heaped tbsps onto the sheet, leaving a 5cm (2in) space around each one, and press down lightly. Bake for 15-20 mins until lightly browned. Leave to cool. Dust with icing sugar if you wish!
Credit to BBC Good Food and me!