Kate Petty, from the Health and Wellbeing team, is back with another recipe. This time it’s homemade cookies!

Made with store cupboard staples, this recipe is a healthy alternative to your average cookie and is the perfect snack for any time of day. You can easily adapt the recipe to make it vegan by using vegan dark chocolate and replacing the honey with maple syrup.

Healthy peanut butter, dark chocolate and banana cookies

Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Quantity: Makes 8


  • 110g oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 30g dark chocolate, chopped up (higher the cocoa percentage, the better)
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 10g sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • 10g honey
  • 60g peanut butter, melted(can use smooth or crunchy)
  • 50ml almond milk (you can use any plant based or dairy milk)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degree fan and line a tray with baking parchment
  2. Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine
  3. Add the milk, banana, honey, peanut butter and stir
  4. Shape into 8 round cookies, place on the baking tray and gently flatten with your palm
  5. Place the cookies in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes until browned