How do I start this post?! Since my last post, I’ve finished university, gotten married, packed up our lives in Australia, moved to Singapore, gone on our honeymoon and settled into Singapore. I could write endlessly about each experience but let’s talk about rest and recovery because that’s where this recipe came from.
I am starting to learn that the people around me bear great wisdom. I was given a little break between finishing university and starting my new full time job. Before I had a chance to consider what this meant to me, Taylor very confidently told me that this break was a good thing. Well. Okay.
Turns out he was right. December was big. Not stressful in the ‘I have to hand six pieces of work in yesterday’ way but we did have massive life changes. And the holiday season. And just living in a different country. So January has been the time for some much needed rest. After just living the slug life for a couple of days, I’ve been doing work around the house, cooking A LOT for many catch ups with friends, reading and learning. January has been amazing. Some of my happiest days in a calm and restful way.
Through said rest I feel like I’ve found inspiration on many projects I want to embark on. And a lot of gratitude for the many things I have. This cookie recipe is as such, brought to you by a restful January spent recharging for a new chapter in Singapore with my husband as I start full-time, grown-up work.
I do not only bake healthier treats. I LOVE food and some of my favourite sweets in the world are cheesecake, carrot cake, tiramisu and pistachio gelato. I also don’t eat for weight lost but essentially, healthier recipes like these allow me the joys of baking and being in the kitchen while producing nourishing snacks that are healthy and leave me feeling great.
These cookies are beautiful, especially fresh out of the oven. Crisp on the outside but moist and chewy within. Subtle hints of banana and the tartness of the cranberries make a wonderful combination especially with a cup of coffee for afternoon tea. The ingredients also could not be better for you.
Almond butter- a great source of protein, healthy fats, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Eggs- an affordable source of high quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Oats- source of complex carbohydrate and fibre. Oats have been associated with decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Banana and cranberries- fruits high in fiber and vitamins and minerals.
- 1 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup mashed banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Combine almond butter, mashed banana and egg in a bowl.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Drop heaped tablespoons of batter on a lined tray.
- Optional: decorate cookies with a few cranberries to make them look nice.
- Bake for 10 minutes.