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Banana, peanut butter and oat cookies for a post-workout snack

In need of a healthy yet delicious post-workout snack? Look no further than our scrumptious recipe here for banana, peanut butter and oat cookies.

Full of protein and high-fibre carbohydrates, these delicious cookies are ideal for refuelling after exercise. Not only do they provide a boost of energy, they can help to keep us satisfied until our next meal.

A batch of these healthy bakes will go far – ideal for those moments when we need a post-workout snack to hand. What’s more, they’ll keep in an airtight container for up to three days and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

For an additional treat, add dark chocolate chips to the mixture. Studies show that dark chocolate is good for us, too! A little dark chocolate may help curb our appetite for unhealthier foods, according to research from the University of Copenhagen. The findings suggest that dark chocolate is more filling than milk chocolate. Not only that, it reduces cravings for salty, fatty or sugary items, helping to keep hunger at bay for longer.

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  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 60g crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250g oats


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F/gas mark 3. Mash the bananas into a purée with a fork, then stir in the remaining ingredients apart from the oats until well combined.
  2. Fold in the oats until completely mixed in. Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into balls on a non-stick baking sheet (or line a baking tray with greaseproof paper), leaving plenty of room between each ball, until you have 12-15 cookies.
  3. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are slightly coloured, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  4. Keep in an airtight container for up to three days. Feel free to add some dark chocolate chips to the mixture if you like.