It is Friday and you know what this means: Cookie Friday! Yay! Lately I have been asked a lot, if I could bake things that are healthier. Of course I can, but most of the time I don’t want to :P
Today’s cookies are made without flour or refined sugar. I guess you could say these cookies with banana, almonds, and walnuts are kind of healthy. You can see… I can bake the “better” stuff… if I want to :P
Sometime ago I tried to make cookies without flour. I wanted to make cookies with peanut butter but unfortunately it was a great disaster. The cookies were super dry and crumbly and did not taste good at all. I wish I had used bananas instead. The results are so much better! :)
These cookies are really easy to prepare and simply delicious. They are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I’d say bananas, almonds, and walnuts are a perfect combination. Not only here in these cookies – have you tried a banana bread with almonds or walnuts? OMG ;)
If you decide to bake these cookies, you have to make sure your store them correctly. You should not store them in an airtight container. A bowl covered with the plate is much better here. If you store them without fresh air being able to go around the cookies, they will soften quickly and all of the crunch is gone forever ;)
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
For the dough:
1 cup (250g) mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)
1/4 cup (20g) chopped walnuts
3 cups (290g) ground almonds
1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
For the decoration:
1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Für den Teig:
250g Bananen, zerdrückt (sind etwa 2 große Bananen)
20g Walnüsse, gehackt
290g Mandeln, gemahlen
1 TL Zimt
Für die Dekoration:
70g brauner Zucker
1/2 TL Zimt
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Mash the bananas, chop the walnuts and then add together with the almonds, maple syrup and cinnamon to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Make golfball sized balls out of the dough (it’s a bit sticky, I know) and roll them in the sugar-cinnamon mix. Flatten the balls a bit and place on the baking sheet (you don’t need much space between the cookies, they keep the shape quite well). Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and crisp. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet.
2. Die Bananen zerdrücken, die Walnüsse hacken und dann zusammen mit den Mandeln, Ahornsirup und Zimt in einer großen Schüssel verrühren, bis sich alles gut verbunden hat. Aus dem Teig golfballgroße Kugeln formen (ja der Teig klebt ein wenig) und dann in der Zimt-Zuckermischung wälzen. Die Kugeln etwas plattdrücken und auf das Blech setzen (das geht relativ eng, der Teig läuft nicht sehr auseinander). Für 35-40 Minuten backen, bis die Cookies eine schöne goldene Farbe bekommen haben und die Ränder knusprig aussehen. Aus dem Ofen nehmen und auf dem Blech abkühlen lassen.
Here is a version of the recipe you can print easily.
- 1 cup (250g) mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)
- 1/4 cup (20g) chopped walnuts
- 3 cups (290g) ground almonds
- 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside. Mix the sugar and cinnamon for the decoration in a small bowl and set aside.
- Mash the bananas, chop the walnuts and then add together with the almonds, maple syrup and cinnamon to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Make golfball sized balls out of the dough (it's a bit sticky, I know) and roll them in the sugar-cinnamon mix. Flatten the balls a bit and place on the baking sheet (you don't need much space between the cookies, they keep the shape quite well). Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and crisp. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet.
- Enjoy baking!