I’m aware that the flours I tend to use (spelt, coconut etc) can be hard for some people to find, so I purposely sourced and created this flourless recipe using oats and ground almonds instead, both of which are wholesome foods that I bought from Asda and Poundland. The other ingredients can also be bought practically anywhere at super cheap prices which goes to show that you can make a healthier snack that doesn’t cost the earth.
What’s even better is that they’re only sweetened with a small amount of fresh fruit and cinnamon which makes these a great type of cookie to get your kiddleywinks cooking and a good way to allow taste buds to adjust to a milder, natural sweetness. I know some fussy eaters may not dive into them right away so just leave them on a plate close by and within a few minutes they’ll eventually be eaten!
Flourless soft cinnamon cookie recipe (makes 7/8 cookies)
1 medium ripe banana (105g flesh)
1 red apple (mine weighed 130g)
1 medium egg
1 tspn cinnamon (try to use Ceylon)
40g ground almonds (£1)
50g oats (75p)
1-Preheat your oven to 160C
2-Mash the banana and egg together with a fork then grate in the apple and stir together
3-Add in the oats, almonds and cinnamon and give it a good stir
4-Using a spoon dollop the mix on to a lined baking tray and use your hand to pat the mix into circular cookie shapes
5-Bake at 160C for 20mins then allow to cool