Summer, holidays, beach… For some people these words mean to be in “mode off”. For me, instead, the long sunny days give me an extra shot of energy and I feel like doing lots of plans to enjoy things that I can’t have the rest of the year, such as starting my day very early doing sport at the beach, buying the most ripe & delicious fruits from the local farmers, going for a bike ride at the seafront promenade, having an evening picnic at the beach…
So this is our picnic from yesterday: fresh fruit skewers & cookies. As usual, very easy to prepare and healthy 🙂
If you look at any packet of cookies you have at home, you will see in the label some of these ingredients: sugar, butter, margarine, palm oil, hydrogenated vegetable fat, glucose syrup, salt…
Our cookies do not have any of them … and they are delicious.
2 small ripe bananas
100 gr. of fine oat flakes
1 tablespoon of olive oil
optional: 1 tablespoon of agave (or stevia, honey)
optional: 4 or 5 nuts, 10 gr. chocolate (70% cocoa)
Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees.
Peel and crush the bananas to obtain a pure.
Put it in a bowl and add the olive oil and a drizzle of agave (if our bananas are not ripe enough). Mix it with a fork.
Add the fine oat flakes and mix it again -if they are not very fine flakes, put them in a mincer first to get them with a texture of sand.
Optional: At this point, separate the mixture in 2 parts. In one of them add chopped nuts. In the other one, add chopped chocolate.
Prepare a baking tray with wax paper.
Take portions of the mixture, with wet hands, make small balls and put them on the baking tray. You have to press a bit to get the cookies shape (about ½ cm thick).
Bake them at 180 degrees for 12-15 min.
Leave them to cool down.
Ready to eat!
These cookies are delicious at any season, but enjoying them at the beach, with the last sun of the day on your shoulders is… I don’t know… any adjective wouldn’t be a big enough word.