I’ve been making these a lot and many of you have asked for the recipe, so here it is. These are a great snack for the kids, and I often have them when I need a bit of breakfast on the go.

The basic recipe is from Laura from Happy Sugar Habits, I found it on Instagram a while ago and it was an instant hit in our house.  With Laura’s permission I’m sharing my version here. I’ve just added some protein in the form of seeds and some cacao powder for the chocolatey taste!


2 cups of oats (I used gluten free)
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
2-3 ripe bananas
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla powder (don’t worry if you don’t have any)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Mash the banana up with the olive oil (I use a potato masher for this!)
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients and then combine together with the bananas
  4. Use about a tablespoon of mixture (don’t over do it) to roll into balls, pop them on the baking tray and press them down until they’re a thick cookie shape
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and then turn them over
  6. Bake for another 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn)
Nicky Duffell
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Nicky Duffell

Nutritional Therapist

‘Look after yourself first and then you’ll have the energy for everything else’

Nicky is a registered nutritional therapist who takes an integrative approach that works on both the body and the mind. She’s passionate about teaching women (and Mums) to look after themselves first, so that they can be there for their children and have the energy for whatever life has in store.

Nicky qualified from The Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2009 and is registered with The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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