Your friends are coming over for an afternoon coffee and you are looking for a quick treat to go with it? You need a healthy yet yummy snack for your children? You are cutting down on sugar but you have a “sweet tooth” you can’t ignore? These cookies will do the trick for you.

They are super-easy; you don’t need a food processor just a pair of clean hands. They taste fantastic; banana and chocolate is a match made in heaven and they have NO sugar! So, time to get your hands dirty and see for yourself that it cannot get any easier (and tastier) than this.

Ingredients

bananas

  • 2 ½ cups of pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the seeds of a half vanilla pod (after splitting it in two)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 well ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 ½ cup of dark chocolate chips

 

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 170oC. Put all ingredients –except the flour and the chocolate chips-in a large bowl and mix them using your hands until they are well combined. Add the flour and continue mixing until you get a soft, slightly sticky (not runny) dough. In the end, add the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a baking pan where you added greased cooking sheet. If you like you can shape the dough into nicely formed cookies using a spoon or you can leave it as it is for a free-style look. Bake your cookies for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for a minute before removing them from the baking sheet and they are ready to serve!

Tips & Tricks

stacked chocolate-chip-cookies

  • Have the butter at room temperature to combine easier with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Since bananas don’t come in the same size, when my bananas are small I tend to add the flour gradually to avoid ending up with a very hard dough.
  • You may find it difficult to take the sticky dough off the tablespoon and onto the cooking sheet so to help you with that, have a glass of water next to you, dip your spoon into the water and then take portions of dough and put onto the baking sheet.

 

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Lab scientist, sharp dresser and cooking guru Maria is one half of the original alwaysladies.com founding team. She brings her opinions with earnestness and a smile, even when there are razor blades inside.

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