Milk and Cookies

My boys are ravenous when they come in from school and always need a snack to see them through until dinner time. Sometimes they raid the snack cupboard for chocolate coated biscuits, sometimes I am the sort of über mum who has healthier homemade cookies ready to go. These particular ones are healthy and easy to make, and a perfect way of using up bananas that are on the turn. These 3 ingredient banana cookies make an ideal after school snack with a glass of milk and are filling enough to tide them over until half past 5 without too much nagging about ‘How much longer?’ dinner is!

 

3 ingredient banana cookies

 

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3 ingredient banana cookies
 
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Recipe type: Healthy snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Mash the bananas
  2. Stir in the oats and peanut butter. Obviously bananas vary, so you may need more or less oats. You are aiming for a wet dough, I add three quarters of the oats then adjust until I am happy.
  3. Drop large tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet and shape into a rough circle.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 9-12 minutes until lightly brown and set.
  5. Optional variations:- Why not add some chocolate chips or a spoonful of honey or syrup for a sweeter bake.
 

milk and 3 ingredient banana cookies

 

Accompanying cookies with milk is not only a good taste combo, but is also a way of getting some dairy into your child’s diet. Dairy foods are a great source of calcium which is vital for good bone development. We have been trying Cravendale this week, their special filtering technique means their milk stays fresh for longer and it has a great clean taste that the kids are really enjoying. I mostly drink my milk with hot water and coffee, my exception being if I am eating anything spicy – did you know milk is the BEST way to cool your mouth when eating anything with chillies in? Unlike water, which can actually make it worse, milk neutralises the chemicals that make you feel like your mouth is on fire, leaving you ready for your next mouthful of vindaloo!

 

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Syd has certainly been enjoying the fresh taste of Cravendale, and I know he is getting an important dose of calcium and more in each glug!

syd milk and cookies

Love Miss Cisco XXX

This post is an entry for BritMums #MilkDrinkersMilk Linky Challenge, sponsored by Cravendale

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15 Comments

  1. November 4, 2015 / 11:42 am

    I love that your recipe has only 3 ingredients and they are all healthy ones. I’m wondering if I can get away with the peanut butter in these with H.
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  2. November 4, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Those sound like something that I could actually get round to making after school! Love how simple they are, they sound delicious too.
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  3. November 4, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Oh yum. I think I need to give these a try. My boys are always starving when they get home from school too! If I make sire that I have something for them to eat then they are much happier
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  4. November 4, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I am loving the sound of this recipe. I too get that ‘how long is dinner going to beeeeeee’ whinge – event as I’m dishing up!

  5. November 4, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Those cookies look delicous and so easy to make too. Milk and cookies are the perfect pick you up after a long day at school.
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  6. November 5, 2015 / 8:51 am

    The cookies sound great. I think even I couldn’t go far wrong with only 3 ingredients! Although I’d have to keep them away from eldest as he has a peanut allergy 🙁 I always have bananas on the turn due to my kids’ unusual banana eating habits – one likes them black, one will only eat them perfectly yellow!
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  7. November 8, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Wow these sound yummy yet simple to make! 🙂

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