I love cookies. So much. I could eat them every day. According to the health foundation food pyramid, cookies are a ‘sometimes’ food. Well they can bite me, these cookies are an ‘everytime you work your ar$e off at the gym you can have one (or 3) kinda food’. They have some great healthy fat sources from the nut butter & coconut and only have 1 banana between about 12 cookies so are pretty low carb! High fibre, high iron, rich in B vitamins, potassium packed bananas are great fuel for our bodies. Many studies have also shown that adding cinnamon also helps lower the GI of high GI foods like bananas and assists in regulating blood sugar levels. I love cookies. Did I mention that?
250g of nut butter (I used almond but peanut/cashew/macadamia/ sunflower seed would work well too)
1 large egg
60 g coconut oil
1/3 cup raw organic honey or 1/2 tsp stevia powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 very ripe banana
Preheat your oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place your nut butter, egg, banana, coconut oil and honey (or stevia) in your food processor and process to combine. Add in your salt and spices and process to mix well. Add your coconut flour and baking soda and process one last time. You should now have quite a sticky dough. Spoon your cookies out on your lined tray and press them down to look like cookies. Bake for 10-15 minutes for a still chewy but nicely baked cookie. Remove from the oven and let cool. This made about a dozen cookies.