So, we’re one week in to summer vacation, and I’m already running out of snack ideas (how is this possible). My kids are grazers. They typically like to eat a small little breakfast and lunch, and graze in between those meals and dinner. I try my best to have healthy (ish at least) snacks, and lots of fresh fruit and veg lying around that they can just grab when they feel like it. This keeps them out of the snack cupboard (aka where bags of chips go to deflate and be forgotten), and satisfied throughout the day.
I’ve got my go-to’s already, but this summer I want to try and beef up the variety and introduce at least one new recipe each week. This first one is a favourite, and one that I’d forgotten about. It’s basically the love child of an oatmeal cookie and banana bread. I add chocolate chips (ergo “healthy-ish”), but you can easily keep it more on track by substituting raisins. Adding in some walnuts would also be incredible.
They’re soft and fluffy in the center (hello banana bread!), but it’s the oatmeal that makes them a hearty and filling snack. The edges are crisp with a bit of a caramel flavour thanks to some brown sugar.
I almost forgot the big bonus! These freeze incredibly well after they’ve been baked! Instructions for freezing are in the note section of the recipe.
Alright – go – run to the kitchen and whip a batch of these babies up, you’ll have a new family favourite in your house too!