Sugar free cookies

Sugar free cookies

Did I ever tell you about the time I won a prize for my cookies?

OK, it was only a work competition, but that still gives me grounds to call myself an award-winning cookie maker, right?

That’s what I thought!

My award-winning cookies were full of chocolate and golden syrup. These cookies are just as delicious, but they’re sugar free. I wonder if there are any upcoming local bake-offs I could enter…

Peanut butter banana oatmeal cookiesHa ha I’m just kidding. These babies are pretty good though, especially for sugar free cookies. And living life sugar free isn’t as much hard work when you have something naturally sweet to look forward to.

I made these banana and peanut butter cookies early on in my one-month sugar free challenge. I was at home, on my own, and seriously bored. Turns out, when I’m bored, I crave sweet stuff. Over the last week I’ve noticed these cravings usually go away after an hour or so. But I reckon it’s still worth having this sugar free cookies recipe on hand, just in case!

If you’re not a fan of peanuts, you could substitute almond butter or cashew nut butter instead. You could also use 100g rolled oats and miss out the quinoa flakes and brown rice – I like the extra crunch these two ingredients add to the cookies though.

Do you have a craving for certain foods when you’re bored? What do you do to overcome it?

Sugar free banana and peanut butter cookies

Ingredients

Makes 10 cookies

  • 50g rolled oats
  • 25g quinoa flakes
  • 25g brown rice flakes
  • 2 bananas
  • 1-2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (depending on how strong you’d like the cookies to taste)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Small handful (approx 1 tbsp) no added sugar sultanas

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 180C. Grease a baking tray with coconut oil and line with a sheet of baking paper.

Mash the bananas well in a large bowl using the back of a fork. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until fully combined.

Using your hands, shape the mixture into around 10 little balls and slightly flatten as they go onto the baking tray. Pop into the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.