- 3 cups (270g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (120g) almond meal (ground almonds) or 1 cup ground pepita or sunflower seeds
- ½ cup (40g) shredded coconut
- ½ cup (125ml) light-flavoured extra virgin olive oil
- ⅔ cup (160ml) maple syrup (pure and sweet)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup (260g) mashed banana (about 2–3 bananas)
- ⅔ cup (110g) dried currants or dried blueberries (whichever you like best)
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix them really well to combine, using a spatula.
- With clean hands (the fun part!), roll and press heaped tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Arrange them on the prepared trays and squish them slightly.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until dark golden brown. Wearing oven gloves, carefully remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the trays, before sneaking a bite. Makes 30
TIPS + TRICKS
+ Bake these cookies until they’re dark brown – they’ll be crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
+ To make these cookies nut free, try using the ground pepita or sunflower seeds.
Photography: William Meppem
I’ve frozen these many times and they actually turn out wonderfully! I like to make a double batch and freeze them to put in my son’s lunchbox. I don’t notice any difference after they’re allowed to defrost overnight in the fridge or even for 20 seconds in the microwave.
donna hay team
Hi Rachel, We wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe as the banana will change the consistency once defrosted. Hope this helps! The DH Team
Just wondering if they will be ok to freeze?
donna hay team
Hi Cindy, this recipe hasn’t been tested with plain or wholemeal flour, however if you do try using these alternative ingredients, please let us know the outcome.
I have an allergy to almonds - can I substitute this with anything else or just use plain/whole meal flour??