I don't know about you, but sometimes, when I go to do my weekly grocery shop I'm in such a rush that I'm running around and miss a few vital foods on my list.
What can I say? I'm only human.
So, I often have to make my embarrassing way back to the shops and, I must admit, get a little distracted and often deviate from my list. Who can walk past brightly-coloured raspberries and not buy them?
I often think to myself, hmmm, did I buy enough zucchini for the week? Are there any avocados left? Do we have enough bananas?
The answer is no. Always no.
In my house, you can never have enough bananas. I always think we need more. So obviously, I listen to my gut, and buy a few more bananas.
And that is the story behind why I always end up with one too many bananas.
But anyway, back to food blogging...
When these potassium-rich fruits start to go a bit brown, don't panic! You can always freeze bananas for a smoothie bowl, or my famous mint choc chip smoothie.
This time, instead of just freezing my bananas, I experimented with something a little different.
I've used a few extras to create something I’ve been craving of late:
Golden Gut Oatmeal Cookies.
You know when you're drinking a cup of tea (or chai in my case) in the afternoon and you longingly wish for the perfect, crunchy, yet chewy cookie to dunk in your cup? These are the cookies. They're full of the wonderful spices cinnamon, ginger and of course, turmeric (if you can’t tell… it’s my favourite) because of their anti-inflammatory properties and delicious tastes.
To make adding ALL of these spices, plus my Love Your Gut powder, to recipes, as easy as possible for you and, to add a little bit of bang for your buck, I've created a beautiful product that I'm so excited to share with you. I just knew these cookies would be the perfect way to do it! Because I mean... cookies... hello?.
I’m using my brand new, golden gut blend to make these cookies as simple to throw together and as good for you as possible! Golden gut is a raw whole food powder that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low in fat, paleo and vegan. It contains organic food-grade diatomaceous earth naturally de-bittered organic turmeric, certified organic ginger, certified organic cinnamon and certified organic black pepper! It can help improve nutrient absorption, digestion and regulation PLUS it’s full of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties because of my favourite golden spice. It’s basically magical fairy dust, you can read more about it's magical powers and ambidextrous nature in the kitchen here.
These cookies also contain gluten-free rolled oats which help lower your cholesterol levels, keep your bowels regular and your blood sugar levels low. Instead of regular white flour, we're using almond meal. Almond meal acts as a great alternative to normal flour because it’s gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, high in fibre, rich in good fats and adds a hefty source of plant-based protein.
Lo and behold, I’ve combined my love of sweet foods with my adoration of spice with these golden gut oatmeal cookies.
These cookies are high in fibre, healthy fats, protein and anti-inflammatory properties. Looks like I'm going to have to keep buying one too many bananas more often...
Golden Gut Oatmeal Cookies
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
- Place baking paper on baking tray
- Place oats, almond meal, golden gut blend, and sea salt in a bowl and mix
- In a separate bowl add egg, banana, honey, butter and vanilla and stir
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a wooden spoon adding more almond meal if mixture is a little wet.
- Scoop handfuls of dough together and roll into balls
- Place them onto baking sheet then press down with a hand or spatula to make a biscuit shape about 5 cms thick
- Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 mins until golden (longer if you are making bigger cookies).
- Once ready place on a wire rack to cool.
Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments section below.