home economics notes

Sugar Free Oat Cookies


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First year home economics students are currently studying carbohydrates.  Healthy eating guidelines recommend that we eat more fibre and less sugar; because of these guidelines and inspired by the Sugar Crash programme on RTE last week we made sugar free oat cookies. They also contain no butter or oil, so are a very healthy choice.  These would be excellent for those who don’t like breakfast or for lunch boxes.  They would be a healthy alternative to cereal bars, which are usually full of sugar and various additives and are mostly low in fibre.



Sugar Free Oat Cookies

2 large ripe bananas

300g oats

125g natural yoghurt

½ tsp. salt

3 tablespoons of dried fruit or nuts e.g raisins or cranberries or nuts

2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut

1tsp. ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

1tsb. Mixed seeds (optional)

  1. Mash the bananas in a large bowl; add the yoghurt and dried fruit and mix.
  2. Add the oats and stir; you may need more or less oats depending on the size and ripeness of your bananas. The mixture should stick together and form a loose dough.
  3. Take a dessertspoonful of mixture, form into a circular shape and place on a greased baking tray.
  4. Bake in an oven that has been pre-heated to 180C for 12 minutes until firm and starting to turn golden.
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