It's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK and I am having a bit of a rest day - It's been a busy summer so far and so it is well needed. Usually this means I like to bake at some point and so I thought I would give these Banana and Oat Bites a go that I found in the Sainsbury's Magazine - plus they so so simple to make.
You will need:
Mash 2 ripe Bananas
60g Porridge Oats
30g Apple sauce
1tsp Ground Cinnamon
Put your oven onto 180C, if it's a fan oven put it to 160C or Gas mark 4. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mash up the banana until it's all mixed together. This will only make a small batch of about 8 and so if you need more you can scale up the mixture for your desired amount.
Then add desert spoon sized blobs onto a baking sheet and pop into the oven for 18-20 minutes until golden.
Take them out and wait for them to cool a little and then devour! When they first come out of the oven they are crunchy on the top but when they have cooled completely they are a bit more chewy. Let's face it they are not the same as having a big old cookie, but they are pretty good (as long as you like bananas) and a healthier version too.
They also go brilliantly with a cup of tea - with the looks of this weather, I think it's a day for cosy food and warm tea!
Have a great Monday, whether you are on a Bank Holiday or not.