I’ve never been able to fully commit to eating healthy because I just like all foods too much. I could never try my hand (or mouth?) at banting or veganism, and I don’t have the heart to join the war against sugar and carbohydrates or live the life of a teetotalist. Because I like to enjoy everything in moderation. But when something comes along that is both healthy and lip-smackingly delicious, that mantra tends to fly out of the window faster than I could eat a freshly baked cinnamon bun. Introducing to you, my super easy, super yummy oatmeal health biscuits.
I first made these biscuits over Christmas as a gift for my health-conscious step-mom. After testing one as it came out of the oven – as all bakers do – I decided I had to bake another batch for myself because I’m too greedy for my own good. Made with only fruit and nuts and containing no flour, eggs or butter, I’m allowed to be a bit greedy with these biscuits!
I like to bake these biscuits with dried fruit and mixed nuts, but you can add anything that takes your fancy. Raisins, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, Cornflakes or even a tablespoon of melted peanut butter would be good additions. These oatmeal health biscuits take less than half an hour to make and bake, so they’re perfect for those sudden cravings you get when you’re trying to eat healthy!
Oatmeal Health Biscuits
- 2 medium bananas
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ grated apple
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- ⅓ cup mixed nuts
- ⅓ cup dried fruit pieces
Preheat oven to 170° C and line a baking tray with a silicone mat or wax wrap
In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until there are no chunks left. Stir in the oats, grated apple and vanilla essence
Sprinkle in the nuts and dried fruit, and stir until everything is combined
Spoon tablespoon-sized balls of the mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving enough space between each biscuit. Using a fork, press down on each ball to flatten the biscuit out to around 2.5cm in height
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the bottom of each biscuit is nicely browned
- Slice the dried fruit and nuts fairly small so they don’t cause the biscuits to fall apart.
- Play around with different flavours by adding other yummy foods like shredded coconut, chocolate chips, raisins.