Paul and I started Steens Honey nearly 40 years ago, and we're still just as passionate about our bees as we always were. I love using our deliciously raw, grainy honey to create recipes with ingredients fresh from our garden in Papamoa Hills.
These cookies are a meal!
For those who struggle with breakfast these are super nutritious and great energy boosters, they are flour free, refined sugar free and dairy free. What’s not to love!
I make these with organic ingredients and you could substitute loads of the ingredients with what you have in the cupboard.
The added bonus…the little ones love them too.
In a good sized bowl simply add all the ingredients below:
1 mashed banana (I mash it in the bowl)
1 tablespoon Steens Manuka Honey (I used UMF 10+)
¼ cup cranberries (other dried fruits are great)
¼ cup pecans (any nuts you might have on hand)
¼ cup activated buckwheat (pumpkin seeds would be good instead)
½ cup wholegrain oats (sub with rolled oats)
2 tablespoons peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1 medium apple with core removed and grated (no need to peel)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon psyllium (helps bind the ingredients together)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Best using your hands in here and give it a really good mix up combining all the ingredients, it is not a dry mix.
Roll into balls approx. 10, pop onto a baking sheet,
flatten with a fork and bake at 150ºC
(300ºF) for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool and store in an airtight container.
These little cookies are full of flavour and texture, are great for supporting digestion and they're ready in about 15 short minutes!