These tasty pick-me-ups are naturally sweetened with bananas and dates, giving you sustained energy between meals!
5-minute Energy Cookies
Makes 10 cookies
standard baking equipment
3 very ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup / 65g chopped dates
1 ½ cups / 150g rolled oats
1/3 cup / 50g dark chocolate
¼ cup / 20g walnuts
couple pinches salt
1. Preheat oven to 350° / 175°.
2. Peel bananas and place them in a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the bananas until you have a chunky paste. Add the vanilla and dates, and stir to combine.
Add the oats and walnuts and stir until the oats are fully coated in the banana mixture. Fold in the dark chocolate and walnuts.
3. Spoon out dough onto a lined baking sheet and flatten slightly (cookies will not rise or spread during baking, so make them the shape you like). Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges are turning golden. Remove from oven, let cool and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for five days.
Sarah Britton (BFA, CNP) is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sarah is the creative force behind My New Roots, the award-winning food blog which features original recipes that taste great, look beautiful and boast incredible health benefits. Following her philosophy of “making healthy choices every day” she has been creating recipes for her readers all over the world since 2007.
Winner of the 2014 Saveur “Best Food Blog – Special Diets Blog” Awards, Sarah currently teaches cooking classes, runs workshops on detoxification and cleansing, food as medicine, and nutrition fundamentals. She creates exclusive menu plans and recipes for various media and gives lectures and speaks in public forums such as TEDx.