Chocolatey Easter treats have been lining the aisles of supermarkets now for a few months and with the day slowly approaching Easter baking is in full force.
With chocolate nests being made, carrot cakes and lemon drizzle slices there’s a sugar overload at this time of year.
However, we gave ourselves the mission to try and find a healthier recipe without feeling too guilty about overindulging.
Following the Healthy Easter Cookie recipe from Emily Leary’s book ‘Get your kids to eat anything’ the recipe is aimed towards parents who have fussy eaters at home to try and get some fruit and veggies into their diet.
The good thing about this recipe is it only involves four ingredients which most people have in their cupboards already.
The downside is that the chocolate detectives will definitely be able to tell the difference between a more naughtier treat to these healthier ones.
Here is how to make quick and easy healthy Easter treats.
1. You first want to Pre-heat your oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper or tin foil.
2. Get two bananas (the riper the better) and mash them together in a large bowl. Once they’ve been mashed together, get two tablespoons of honey or maple syrup and mix it in with the banana mixture.
3. Measure out 150g of rolled oats and add them into the mixture with the combined banana and maple syrup. Now time for the chocolatey bit! Add three tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix together with a wooden spoon or get the kids involved and let them mix together with their hands.
4. Once it’s all combined together, break out parts of the mixture, roll them into balls, press down slightly and place on a baking tray.
5. After all the mixture has been rolled into balls, take a teaspoon and make a small indent in the middle of the cookie. This will act as the ‘nest’ once they have been baked.
6. Stick the kettle on, have a cuppa and pop them in the oven for 12 minutes.
7. Now the fun part, after they’ve been taken out and cooled down for a short while it’s time to decorate. Grab some mini eggs or Easter decorations and add them to the centre of the cookies.
They get a 10/10 on how easy they were to make as it was very simple and easy to follow.
However, if you’re quite fussy when it comes to texture of foods then this may not be the recipe for you as it was quite stodgy and dry.
Next time we recommend adding more honey or maple syrup as it had quite a dry texture and all you could really taste was the banana.
We think we’ll stick to the bog-standard chocolate nests from now on.