sugar-free vanilla spotty cookies | recipe

I wanted to make my own healthy version of the over-sized sugar-filled spotty biscuits you can find at most cafes that always have the ability to draw kids in like a magnet! These alternatives may not look the prettiest, but with oats, chia seeds and banana, they pack a nutritional punch and my kids loooved them! Freezeable and great for the lunchbox. 


  • 1 1/2 cups plain wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 over-ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/4 cup smarties/m&ms/choc pieces chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, oats, chia seeds and baking powder
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed banana, egg, vanilla paste, coconut oil, milk and honey and mix until combined
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined
  5. Add the chocolate pieces and gently stir
  6. Place spoonfuls of mixture onto a lined baking tray
  7. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden
  8. Leave on baking tray to cool



  • Sophie said:

    These were delicious. Even hubby loved these and picked up on the banana straight away. My kids loved being involved, pouring and stirring the mixture. Adding the chocolates were definitely the highlight with my daughter! Will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the recipe!

    July 04, 2019

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