My First Attempt At Deliciously Ella’s Healthy Oat Cookies

My First Attempt At Deliciously Ella’s Healthy Oat Cookies

After reading some rave reviews and being addicted to her Instagram account I caved and bought the Deliciously Ella book in a bid to find healthier snacks.

The end products all sound lovely yet when you read the ingredients list it shocked me about how you could put dates within chocolate cake, or sweet potato in a brownie. But that’s the point, substitutions are possible and it’s amazing how healthy things can taste.

I decided to make the simple oat cookies to begin because what can go wrong with cookies? Plus the recipe seemed super easy and i’m not the best cook.

Although I didn’t realise how expensive healthy ingredients could be. After plenty of searching I found Boots to be the cheapest for coconut oil at £4.39 for a pot, and Holland and Barrett to be the cheapest for almond butter at £2.99 for a pot (although I doubt this would last more than 3-4 recipes).

oat cookies

The recipe was just 5 ingredients

  • 3 large bananas
  • 1.5 mugs of oats
  • 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

After mashing the bananas it was pretty much a case of chucking in the syrup, butter and oil and mixing together then adding in the oats so it was a gooey mess.

As you can see from my photos above the middle process did not look great and I wasn’t sure how it would progress but I battled on.

After they were fully cooked and I had the nerve to try one (i’m really not a banana fan!) I was surprised at how good they tasted.

The cookies were moist and surprisingly filling for something so small, and despite being obviously healthy they curbed my want for a naughty snack. So they did the trick!

deliciously ella oat cookies

I’m pretty excited to try out some more of the recipes within the Deliciously Ella book and I really recommend heading over to her blog to check out some of the recipes she has on offer.

Have you tried any of her recipes? Any idea what I should try next?


  1. Nisha Patel
    May 12, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    I love the Deliciously Ella book, these cookies taste great x

    • May 12, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      They really are great, I was surprised how much I loved them! x

  2. May 13, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I am not familiar with the Deliciously Ella book but these cookies look super delicious and have all the ingredients I love

    • May 13, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      The book is full of so many healthy, veggie recipes. There are just so many amazing ones in there! x

  3. May 13, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    woow that looks delicious, I might haveto try this xx

    • May 13, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Couldn't recommend it enough, they were super filling! x

  4. May 13, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    i love cookies I will definitely give this a go



    • May 14, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      I never even thought of adding oats to cookies, and they were dead easy to make! x

  5. May 14, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    I am in desperate need of healthy snacks as I have just started a new diet!!! Thanks for sharing x

    • May 14, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      You should definitely grab the book as there are loads of healthy snacks in there 🙂 x

  6. May 16, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    ohh these look fab!! love how simple they are to make! thanks for sharing xx

    • May 16, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      I couldn't believe how quick and simple they were to make! x

  7. May 16, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    These look scrummy! I haven't tried any of her recipes yet, but I ought to!

    • May 16, 2015 / 10:35 pm

      You really should, the recipes were easy and simple to make and tasted so nice! x

  8. May 21, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    Rhian! You NEED to cook the sweet potato brownies. It will change your life! You need raw cacao powder but I got some from Amazon. Can even get it in Holland & Barrett I think x

    • September 8, 2015 / 2:45 pm

      I've done the raw brownies but these sound amazing. I have raw cacao powder so making these shouldn't be an issue x

  9. May 21, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Omg that looks so delicious, I have bookmarked this so I can try it xx

  10. May 21, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    They do look amazing…. I love cooking with coconut oil, so healthy in moderation, and filling!

    • September 8, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Totally agree, i've used so much of it since buying it. And it lasts quite a while x

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