Quick and Healthy Banana, Peanut Butter and Cocoa Biscuits

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Quick and Easy Banana, Peanut Butter and Cocoa Biscuits

I never like to throw away food so when I had two extremely ripe bananas, I had to whip something up with them before they were completely unusable. I don’t think they would have lasted more than a few hours. It was 7.50 pm and I had to sit and listen to a live webinar at 8.30 pm; I was cutting it fine to say the least. I Googled banana and peanut butter because that’s what I fancied. I found a dairy free recipe. I’m not dairy free but do like to keep it to a minimum; my body doesn’t feel great with too much dairy. I changed the recipe a little and the result was pretty tasty. A healthily biscuit, all done (cooking included) in time for me to sit down at my computer, with a just-baked bickie…maybe two or three….and a cup of tea. This morning I had one with cream because they are more like a cake than a crispy biscuit- yummo!


Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth. I used chunky and a brand that only contains peanuts- no added oils so it’s a little dryer than the commercial brands.

1/4 cup coconut sugar (original recipe said brown sugar + 1/2 cup white sugar- you really don’t need that much sugar when you have the sweetness of banana!)

2 very ripe mashed bananas

1 ½ cups spelt flour -the recipe said 1 cup regular flour + 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour- whatever that is???

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

1/4 cup cocoa powder (recipe said non-dairy chocolate chips (optional)


Method

Set oven to 180c. Smoosh up the bananas in a large bowl. Add sugar and hand whisk until well combined. Add peanut butter and whisk again. Throw in the rest of the ingredients (I didn't even sift them…I was in a hurry) and mix until combined well.

Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Make table spoon size balls. Squash them down with a folk to create nice lines across the top. Throw them in a moderate heated oven (I have gas fan forced and had it at 180c) for 10-15 mins. That’s it!

I baked for 10 mins and then another 5min. I didn’t think this would be enough time, but it was and they came out soft and cake like- YUM!

*Notes:

Add a bit more sugar if you want them sweet.

You could replace the peanut butter with butter or coconut oil if there are nut allergies. This would change the taste completely so you may have to experiment with adding another flavour; stewed apple, vanilla, chocolate… I may try a nut free version for the school lunch boxes.

Happy Baking  

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