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"ba-bi" the healthy biscuits

I have not invented this recipe, but I'm sharing my own way to make it. A couple of days ago, I had a bunch of ripe bananas (like Harry Belafonte would say himself), and thought of a creative way to use them. I remembered I had seen such a recipe somewhere, so I whipped it right away.

I gave the recipe a fun name so I remember it more easily : "Ba-bi" (BAnana BIscuits). The ingredients are simple & healthy. For this recipe I used (all organic) ripe bananas, thin-rolled oats, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips (you could skip them or replace them with sultanas). So my recipe here is a four-ingredient recipe. Rolled oats & bananas have many healthy benefits, which you can read about here and here. You should read this article about whether or not rolled oats should be considered as gluten free, if you are concerned.

BA-BI

makes 18 biscuits

INGREDIENTS
4 ripe bananas
2 cups thin-rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
72 chocolate chips (I used 4 per biscuit)

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven at 180°C / 350°F.
Mash the bananas.
Add the rolled oats & coconut & mix in well.
On parchement paper, place a tablespoon of mix & flatten to give a round shape.
Gently press four chocolate chips on each biscuits.
Put in the oven for at least 15mn.
I let them for 5 extra mns because I found they were not baked/dry enough.
They will be rather moist, not crunchy or dry, you have to be aware of that.
Remove from oven & cool on a wire rack.

My boys liked them, more than I thought they would. I was proud of them because they are really healthy, and does not really taste or look like shop-bought biscuits. I know I will bake them again !

The recipe is so easy that a child could do it on his/her own ! (here's a child activity for your child/ren or grand-child/ren for this summer !)

I hope you'll like them too ! Let me know if you bake them too !

ox

Sonia