Holiday Cookies

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I’ll be honest, it took a couple of goes to get this recipe right. It’s still contemptuous as to whether it’s right at all. However, we think they’re pretty delicious. Tried and tested on both myself and our two little girls. That said, husband wasn’t overly impressed, something to do with not being a fan of mashed bananas baked in the oven. Must be a guy thing. What I can assure you is, they’re filled with goodness, free from gluten (though there can be traces in some oats and sensitivity to gluten found in oats varies from person to person), dairy, or any refined sugars (with the exception of a little shaved dark chocolate), and most importantly, they’re damn good fresh out of the oven and make a pretty awesome wholesome holiday treat for all xx

Holiday Cookies
Recipe By Shelley Kamil

Ingredients
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
4tbs coconut oil, gently warmed and melted
1.5 cups Oat Flour
1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
1tsp balking powder
Sprinkle of Sea Salt
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
3 squares 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, grated

Directions
1. Pre heat the oven to 180degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the bananas to a smooth consistency. Add the egg and whisk together. Add the vanilla, maple and melted coconut oil and gently mix together well.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the Oat flour, Buckwheat Flour, Oats, coconut and baking powder. Mix together well.
3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, grate in the dark chocolate and gently fold in to combine.
4. This recipe should come with a warning, it’s a  very sticky mixture. Have a bowl of water handy and wet hands prior to rolling the mixture into small bowls. Place on the baking paper and gently flatten each ball into small disc like shapes. Repeat the process with the entire mixture and transfer to the oven. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until golden, checking regularly to ensure they don’t burn (depending on the strength of your oven). Allow to cool slightly before serving xx