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One of the easiest cookie recipes you’ll ever find, this is a great one to hand over to the kids when they’re keen to develop their baking skills! The nutritious ingredients list means they can go wild munching on them too ;)

You will need

Serves 16

  • 2 medium bananas, peeled
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter, or any other nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup maple or rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

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5 mins to prep

20 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray.

  2. Step 2

    Add the bananas to a medium bowl and mash well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. The mixture should be sturdy but moist. If your mixture falls apart easily, add a little more rolled oats and mix again.

  3. Step 3

    Wet your hands, grab a spoonful (about 2 tablespoons) of the mixture and place it on the lined baking tray. Repeat until you’ve used up the mixture. You should have about 16 cookies.

  4. Step 4

    Bake the cookies in the oven for 15-20 mins or until the cookies are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray and enjoy.


Depending on your taste preferences, you may like to add in vanilla extract, chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts — this recipe is highly adaptable!

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