Chocolate Oatmeal Gem Cookies

Today I'm back with a colourful but still chocolatey recipe: chocolate oatmeal gem cookies! They might look indulgent but they are actually kinda healthy: they are only made of rolled oats, banana, cocoa and honey but then of course I put a delicious peanut M&M's in the center to balance things out. They are soft and crunchy at the same time and very addictive! I got the inspiration for these cookies here. INGREDIENTS: 1 medium overripe banana 1.5 tablespoon maple syrup* 75g rolled oats 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 12 peanut M&M's * DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. In a bowl smash the banana until you get a very creamy puree. Add rolled oats, maple syrup, cocoa powder and mix with a rubber spatula until combined. Divide the mixture evenly into 12 balls and place them on the prepared tray. Insert a peanut M&M's in the center of each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let them cool completely before serving. Enjoy :) RECIPE NOTES: You can substitute honey for maple syrup. I put peanut M&M's in the freezer for an hour before baking to prevent them to crack too much in the oven. You can store these cookies in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze for a month or so. RECIPE CARD: If you make it let me know! :)


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