My First Attempt At Deliciously Ella’s Healthy Oat Cookies

deliciously ella recipe

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?
May 12, 2015
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22 Comments

  • Reply Nisha Patel

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

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    May 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Miranda Myrabev

    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 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Brand Of Beauty

    woow that looks delicious, I might haveto try this xx

    May 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply my cup of beauty

    i love cookies I will definitely give this a go

    xx

    Dominika

    May 13, 2015 at 9:24 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply AlyssiaRose

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

    May 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Danielle Alina

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

    May 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

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

    May 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      May 16, 2015 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Lilinha Espindula

    I've never tried any of her recipes, but they look very tasty. I am a big fan of banana and almond butter, so I'm sure I would love those cookies! Yum!
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    May 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Kaye Ford

    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

    May 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      September 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Brand Of Beauty

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

    May 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Stacey Memories

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

    May 21, 2015 at 7:05 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

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

      September 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm

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