Messy Granola-Dates-Banana Cookies Recipe (Vegan and Gluten Free)

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I love basic baking. I’m not very good with complicated things, but then I also don’t really like complicated cakes. I do like easy peasy cookies, biscuits, chocolate covered bonbons made with healthy ingredients.The children love them too, so I naturally never miss an opportunity to smuggle as much goodness into cakes and bakes as it’s possible and goes unnoticed by the kiddos. Life of a mum of picky eaters with sensory issues…

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I also often buy different, healthy breakfast cereals because I keep hoping that they will eat them instead of the sugary ones but some of them never get the green light. Ok, most of them never get eaten. So what to do with these, gorgeous, healthy and expensive cereals and granolas sitting in the cupboards then? I often make cookies and musli bars with them, adding some fruits and choc chips  – still a better and healthier treat than the store bought sweets. Luckily, these ones normally go down well, because they taste sweet (thanks to the dried fruits).

For this one I used granola made with added goji berries, pumpkin seeds and a little maple syrup. Mashed a banana, chopped up some dates and added some coconut oil. But, you can use all sorts of seeds and nuts, any variety of granola – entirely up to you. The banana and the coconut oil work as binding agent, so no need for eggs, totally vegan.

They keep for a day or two if you wrap them with a tea towel. They are very nice with with a glass of almond or coconut milk. Enjoy!

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granola cookies

 

granola cookies

Messy Granola-Dates-Banana Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

No added sugar, vega, and gluten free. Chocolate chips are optional 🙂

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings: 8 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 80 grams dates chopped
  • 100 grams granola
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 40 grams dark chocolate chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius.

    Chop everything, mash the banana and add them to a mixing bowl.

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  2. Add the melted coconut oil and mix.

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  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Squash down each cookies with a spatula so the ingredients stick together. Bake them for 18-20 minutes on 180 Celsius. Let them cool before eating.

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Messy Granola-Dates-Banana Cookies Recipe (Vegan and Gluten Free)

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8 comments

MELANIE EDJOURIAN February 8, 2019 - 2:06 pm

These sound wonderful. I love making cookies with the kids and these sound perfect for them to try making one weekend.

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StressedMum (@stressedmum01) February 8, 2019 - 2:34 pm

These sound really tasty, am going to have to try these my Daughter would love them x

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Jenna Parrington February 8, 2019 - 7:41 pm

Oh, these look amazing! Not just delicious but so nutritional too!

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ChelseaMamma February 9, 2019 - 2:36 pm

These look amazing, I would love to try these

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Jess Howliston February 9, 2019 - 9:48 pm

Oh my gosh these look so delicious! I have been looking for some healthier recipes for after school snacks for me and the kids and these look perfect, will definitely try them out.

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Olivia Jade February 9, 2019 - 11:04 pm

Nice easy recipe and they look great. I love chocolate and granola combined xx

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WhatLauraLoves February 10, 2019 - 10:31 pm

This is music to my ears as I’m dairy free! They seem so easy to make that I’ll give them a try xxx

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Charli Bruce February 21, 2019 - 3:33 pm

Oh, these sound absolutely beautiful. I know what we will be making this weekend! x

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