Functional Foods – The Cookie Lover


Functional Banana Pancakes

You know we like to keep things simple around here.  Well how about this for a recipe with ease:

  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs

Yep that’s it.

You can blend, thermomix, or old fashion whisk the two ingredients together.  A blob of coconut oil in the pan and voila!

Get creative and add:

  • cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped nuts, protein powder

Serve with:

  • Yogurt, maple syrup, fruit, nuts or have them cold with some butter and honey



Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other day I made James these cookies, he absolutely loved them! … they are grain free, gluten free but definitely not free from taste.  Try these in the school holidays and then add them to the lunchbox next term.

  • 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup (rice bran syrup, agave nectar)
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (20, chop with thermomix)
  • ½ cup cashews, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup shredded coconut toasted

Pre heat oven to 180.  Line 2 baking sheets with paper.

In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda.

In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

Stir wet ingredients into flour mixture until combined.

Lightly toast cashews and coconut in a pan (separately).

Whiz the chocolate and cashews in thermomix (or food processor)

Fold dry with wet.

1 heaped desert spoon of mixture onto the tray and bake for 10-12 minutes.

This recipe came from Elana’s cookbook – she has a great website as well:

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