These Chocolate Banana Spelt cookies are packed with flavour and are a healthy nude food lunch box snack.
Spelt is a nutritious alternative to wheat, packing more fibre, protein and goodness in and lower on the glycemic index.
(This recipe is egg-free)
Preparation takes around 5 Minutes, and they will need approximately 12 minutes in the oven.
These make a soft (not crunchy) cookie.
Suitable to Freeze in a reusable container for 3-4 months
Ingredients (Makes 12-14 Cookies)
1 Cup of Spelt Flour
3/4 Cup of Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup of Raw Honey
110 grams of butter
1/4 Cup of Chocolate Chips
1 Tspn of Vanilla Extract
A Sprinkle of Cinnamon
>Start by pre-heating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
>Mix butter, honey and vanilla essence, until it looks creamy and consistent
Make sure the butter is room temperature, if not, warm in 10 second increments in the microwave
>Add banana and mash roughly with a fork
>Add all remaining ingredients and mix through
Your cookie dough should look like a very thick cake batter.
> Spoon onto baking tray(s) and flatten slightly
If using non-stick cookware, the cookie dough can be spooned directly on. If not, skip the baking paper and grease lightly with butter or coconut oil.
>Bake for around 10-12 minutes until it starts to brown
>Carefully transfer to a wire rack or just cool them on the tray - They can be a little soft and delicate straight from the oven.
I usually spread these over 1 and 1/2 baking trays as I'm a messy cook and rarely arrange things neatly on the tray. I also have a tendency to kind of splat them on, I think this is just a typical mum thing to do when there are never enough hours in the day!
Hints on Making this Recipe Zero Waste
-This recipe puts ripe bananas to good use and saves them from the bin
-Get raw honey from your local healthfood store, and Bring your own jar to refill.
-Chocolate is pretty easy to find zero waste. If you can't get choc-chips, simply chop up a chocolate with a knife.
-Always skip baking paper It's so unnecessary, these cookies wont leave a mess and will slide right off non stick bake-ware. Here are some more tips baking without parchment paper.
- Spelt can be found in bulk stores, but not all. My local supermarket has started stocking this Kialla Foods brand and I'm loving the detail on their labels....
I was excited to be getting Organic Australian Spelt and- I was able to look up the batch number to see where it was grown - Thanks Peter from Coombah!
>Skip disposable plastic such as freezer bags and gladwrap. These cookies can be stored in a container on the bench, in the fridge, or freezer.
>I recently invested in some of this bake ware. the brand is Australian, with a lifetime guarantee and the quality is brilliant. Always avoid purchasing cheap, low quality items when you can.
>Adelaideians - check out this epic list of zero waste & bulk stores around Adelaide and suburbs, I promise you'll find a place near you for the majority of the ingredients.
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Let me know what you think, AND I'm super curious how easy/difficult low waste shopping is where you live. I know I'm very lucky with fantastic options, but that's certainly not the case everywhere.
If you can't get to the bulk store, does you supermarket stock locally made items like the Spelt flour?
Happy Zero Waste Baking!