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