Healthy banana, walnut and oat cookies
Serves: 24
  • 100g ground walnuts (1 cup)
  • 75g desiccated coconut (1 cup)
  • 55g molasses sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 90g oats (1 cup)
  • 80g sunflower seeds (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan)
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  3. Ground the walnuts if you haven't done so already and put into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add desiccated coconut, molasses sugar, oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, sea salt and bicarbonate of soda and mix all together until well combined. The molasses sugar is often lumpy so you might have to break it down with your hands.
  5. Mash the banana, add the melted coconut oil and vanilla and mix together.
  6. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  7. Finally add the chopped dark chocolate and stir gently in.
  8. Either with a hand or a scoop form small balls with a mixture onto lined baking sheet.
  9. Flatten gently with back of a fork or palm of your hand. I always use my hand as I like them nicely round and quite flat.
  10. Depending on the size you should have about 24 cookies.
  11. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!
Recipe by Nirvana Cakery at