Peanut Butter Banana Oat Biscuits

Easy, healthy and tempting, these peanut butter banana oat biscuits will really hit the snack spot!

peanut butter banana oat biscuit fresh out of the oven on a baking tray

These peanut butter banana oat biscuits only have 6 ingredients and are super quick and easy to make. They are the perfect after school snack or even great with a mid-morning cuppa.

Oat biscuits are a super satisfying snack and are packed with a winning flavour combination of banana, chocolate and peanut butter. Not only do they taste delicious but they really are a healthier snack option as they are nutrient-rich and full of fibre. The added oats will help you to feel fuller for longer as well as adding some extra fibre into your diet.

Oats have a low glycemic index which can be a really good choice for blood sugar management. But I know what works for us may not be the same for you. However, we have found that by choosing a low GI option such as oats, means that your body will be slower in turning the carbohydrate to glucose resulting in a more delayed and potentially smaller rise in blood sugar levels. Another reason as to why we are big fans of them!

What you will need for the peanut butter banana oat biscuits:

  • Oats
    • A gluten-free whole grain
    • Oats are such a magnificent superfood; they are wholegrain, a great carbohydrate source, full of fibre, essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Ground almonds/ almond flour
    • Gluten-free and add an extra nutty flavour
    • Used instead of wheat flour, it is a great no carb-count option
  • Banana
    • A great source of potassium and vitamin B6
    • Low to medium GI fruit
  • Peanut Butter
    • Avoid peanut butter with added palm oil
    • Always read the labels, the best ones don’t have any added ingredients and are simply ground peanuts
  • Syrup
    • I use a refined sugar-free syrup in this recipe to reduce the overall carb-count.
    • You could also use maple syrup, honey or agave. Use whatever you prefer the taste of.
  • Dark chocolate chips
    • Try and use a chocolate that has a cocoa content 70% or above as this really makes the difference with the overall carb count
    • The higher the cocoa content the lower the sugar!

Diabetes Note

Oats are a real superfood in my eyes, full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are fantastic as a slow-release carb snack that potentially can reduce blood sugar spikes. The dark chocolate gives these oat bars an extra delicious layer of loveliness and again can be a healthier option for managing blood sugars.

Carb Counting

The overall carb count for each individual biscuit based on the ingredients we would count (oats, banana, chocolate):

Banana = 120g – 24.4g of carbs

Oats = 120g – 84.8g of carbs

Dark Chocolate = 60g – 18.3g of carbs

Now add all the carbs together – 24.4+84.8+18.3 = 127.5

Finally divide this by the serving size, 14 – 127.5/14 = 9.1g of carb per biscuit

n.b don’t forget to count the syrup if you are not using a sugar-free alternative

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Biscuits

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Biscuits

Easy, healthy and tempting, these peanut butter banana oat biscuits will really hit the snack spot!

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Course: Sweet TreatDifficulty: Very Easy
Servings

14

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 120 g banana, mashed

  • 120 g peanut butter

  • 25 g syrup

  • 60 g dark chocolate

  • 120 g oats

  • 120 g ground almonds/ almond flour

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C fan / 200 C
  • In a large bowl mash the bananas.
  • Add the syrup, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Mix with a spatula/spoon until everything is combined.
  • Finally, add the ground almonds and oats. Mi again until everything is well combined and you have a dough-like mixture.
    But don’t worry if it’s not all sticking together it will when you make the biscuits
  • Roll a spoonful of mixture into a ball (mine weighed 40g each) and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
    Do this another 13 times
  • Flatten the balls with the palm of your hand to make a thick round cookie shape
  • Place them in the oven and bake for 10- 12 minutes
  • Leave the biscuits to cool on a rack and store them in an airtight container. Store in the fridge if you want them to keep fresher for longer.

Tips and Notes

  • Syrup – I used a refined sugar-free syrup in this recipe to reduce the overall carb count. You could also use maple syrup, honey or agave. Use whatever you prefer the taste of.
  • Diabetes Note – These are fantastic as a slow-release carb snack that potentially helps to reduce blood sugar spikes. The dark chocolate gives these oat bars an extra delicious layer of loveliness and again can be a healthier option for managing blood sugar.

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