Bananas don’t usually last long in our house as L is a complete monkey! Lately though she has gone off them slightly so we had three left turning rather brown this morning. For the first time in days L decided she would eat one but the skins had become so soft that trying to tear one off the bunch resulted in all three being opened!
Thankfully I recently pinned a post on Pinterest from listotic.com that involved using up soft bananas to make healthy cookies. Not being much of a cook, the thing that stuck with me about this recipe is that it only involved three(!) ingredients.
Check out the original post here.
This recipe is so simple it took me only 5 (yes, 5!) minutes to make. Basically, you mash up two soft bananas then add porridge oats and raisins. My kids aren’t that fond of raisins so I actually left them out making it a two ingredient cookie.
I just added oats until it looked about the right consistency for a biscuit dough then dolloped them on a tray and banged them in the oven at 180 for 15 minutes.
The end result isn’t going to win any style awards (check out the original recipe as theirs look way better than mine) and the consistency is more like a cereal bar than a biscuit, but the kids love them and they are completely healthy so make a perfect snack.
The recipe also mentions experimenting by adding chocolate chips, cinnamon, honey or anything really, so if you find them a little bland there’s plenty of scope to play around with the ingredients. I can see me making these every week.
If you decide to give these a go, let me know what you think. Do you have any go to recipes for using up food that’s coming to the end of it’s useable state? If so, please share share share.