Banana Oat Chews Recipe

Use the natural sweetness of banana in this healthy snack to reduce the amount of sugar used.

Difficulty

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Serves

Makes 30

Recipe Ingredients

  • 85 g SPAR margarine, at room temperature
  • 2  small, ripe bananas, mashed well
  • 250 ml SPAR white or brown sugar
  • 1 large SPAR egg
  • 2 ml vanilla essence
  • 3 ml ground nutmeg
  • 375 ml SPAR Quick Cooking oats (155 g)
  • 190 ml bran-rich wheat flour (120 g)
  • pinch   salt
  • 2 ml bicarbonate of soda

Recipe Method

  1. Beat the margarine, mashed banana, sugar, eggs and essence together very well until creamy.
  2. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Chill while the oven reaches 190 °C.
  3. Spoon heaped teaspoons of mixture, well-spaced, onto a greased baking tray, and bake for 12-15 minutes.  Transfer the cookies onto a rack while still warm. Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container in the freezer, and enjoy directly from here.

Hints & Tips

  • Enjoy as they are, or sandwich together spread with SPAR peanut butter – no sugar added.
  • Cookies are always softer textured than biscuits, which are crisp and higher in fat and sugar.