With everything that has been going on lately I have found myself in the house not doing much most days. While it has been nice to get a break, having two part time jobs before all this virus stuff started happening. And since I can’t work from home I have been on furlough. So apart from the occasional walk in the neighborhood, a jog or some work in the garden with my vegetables I have mostly baked. In trying to balance it out a bit though as a lot of bakes tend to be full of sugar or butter, especially cookies, I made these Banana & date sugarless cookies which are also vegan. The only sweetness in these delicious cookies comes from dates. Being sugarless they are perfect as a snack for kids as well plus you could also make them with your kids to entertain them for a bit. These banana & date cookies only need five ingredients and are super quick to make.
This recipe yields about 8 cookies depending on the size you make them so it can be doubled if needed. Hope you enjoy!
Turn the oven on 180C/160C fan
Line a baking sheet with baking paper
Start by mushing the banana in a bowl, I find it easiest to do it with a fork. Then use a food processor to blitz the almonds until grainy but still with some chunks in them for a bit of crunch. Take four of the dates and add to the almonds blitzing it some more until fully incorporated. Now take the other two dates and chop them up into chunks. Mix them in with the banana, add the chia seeds and oats. Lastly add the almond and date mix and blend it all together. Spoon up the batter onto the lined baking sheet and press down to make into cookie shapes. They don’t have to look perfectly round, in fact I prefer cookies when they look a bit rustic. Sprinkle on some flaked almonds and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes and until golden on top.