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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.