Banana Crunch Cookies


This experiment happened on a very rainy and dreary Sunday afternoon after I was thinking ahead for my work week and the fact I was completely over my current snacks! Sick of super sweet muesli bars that are packaged and coat your mouth with sugar? These are quick and delicious! Get baking. The fruit naturally sweetens them, and there is lots of fibre in the oats, seeds and banana to fill you up. Nuts and seeds help balance your hormones between main meals and give these delights a crunchy fabulous texture.


2.5 cups oats

180g pecans (baked at roughly chopped)

1 large banana (mashed)

2 tbsp linseed/flax

1/2 cup maple

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla essence

6tbsp pepitas

1/3 cup dried raisins or cranberries

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp olive oil


1. Put pecans on baking tray with light drizzle of olive oil, mix to lightly cover with the oil and then leave to cook for 10mins or until golden on 180 degrees celcius

2. Blend 1 cup of the oats in the blender to make some oat flour. Add all oats, cinnamon, linseed, pepitas, dried fruit and vanilla to bowl and mix with spoon


3. Add maple and honey, mix

4. Lastly add baking soda and mashed banana, mix

5. Line a baking tray with baking paper

6. With a spoon spoon out a small amount that fits in your palm and round it into a ball. Continue until your tray is happily full


7. Cook for 20-25mins on 180 degrees Celsius or until lightly brown on top

8. Enjoy guilt free :) 



Healthy Sausage Rolls

Sounds naughty but tastes delicious! The best way to go about a healthy eating plan is to enjoy new ways to nourish your body. Last week I found myself at home with limited ingredients yet wanting to be creative! This is what I was able to rustle up in a matter of minutes and it turned out delicious.  Choose one or the other, both good!


Chicken Sausage Rolls

400g lean chicken mince, 1 egg, 1 x grated carrot, 1/2 onion chopped, 2 cloves garlic chopped, 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil/parsley/coriander, 1 tsp garam masala/curry powder, 1 pack mountain bread (8 sheets)

Serve with sweet chili sauce

Beef Sausage Rolls

400g lean beef mince, 1 egg, 1 large can red kidney beans (drained), 8-10 medium mushrooms, 1/2 onion chopped, 2 cloves garlic chopped, 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil/parsley/coriander, 4 tbsp. pasta sauce, 1 pack mountain bread (8 sheets)

Serve with tomato sauce


1. Heat up onion and garlic over medium heat in saucepan.

2. Add in meat and brown. 

3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, mix and cook for a further couple of minutes

4. Cut mountain bread lengthways into 3 strips  

5. Spoon mixture along length of each mountain bread and roll into a cylinder(not too much! and make sure you drain otherwise will be too much water which could make it go soggy)  

6. Give it a light spray or brush with oil

7. Bake on 180 degrees for 15-20mins  

8. Enjoy with your choice of dipping sauce and a beautiful side salad