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Kinda-Healthy Banana & Muscatel Anzac Cookies

Hello! I'm writing this from my bed. Anouk and Zan are asleep. It's drizzly and overcast. I could be bingeing Selling Sunset (don't judge me) but instead I wanted to share my delicious cookie recipe with you because it's the perfect thing to bake on a crappy day like this.

It was a total whim of a recipe. Zan was going stir-crazy inside, he'd had way to much screen-time so I plonked him on the kitchen bench and said "let's make some cookies!" I had no idea what we were going to make (we never make cookies and I'm not the baking type), but we threw a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and amazingly they came out SO yummy. They're also pretty healthy. I say 'pretty' because they don't have a whole heap of sugar in them and they're gluten free but seeing as I'm married to a man who is a complete health nut I can't go so far as to say they are the ultimate health food.

Okay let's get on with it before the kids wake up and you never get your cookie recipe.

What you will need: - 3 cups of gluten free rolled oats - a handful of muscatels (chopped) - 250g of butter - a cup of desecrated coconut - two tablespoons of water - 1 large banana - 1 tablespoon of honey (we ran out hence the small amount, but it really doesn't need more) - 1/2 teaspoon of bi-carb soda - a cup of buckwheat kernels I think that's all. Feel free to add a little more honey if you have a sweet tooth. Or... because the banana adds sugar you could probably do away with the honey all together if you're trying to cut down.

What to do:

Pre-heat oven to 170C.

Literally throw it all ingredients into a bowl and get your hands and fingers into it and smoosh it all together. This is especially fun for the kids. You don't need a fancy mixer or blender or anything. Just break up the butter with your fingers until its all yummy and soft and the banana and muscatels are evenly spread throughout.

Then lightly butter a baking tray and plop on that cookie mixture onto it into little cookie type shapes.

Pop into oven.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Maybe a little more. I wasn't timing so use your best judgement here. I took mine out when the smell was so good I couldn't wait any longer and they looked golden brown and were slightly soft to the touch, but then become harder upon cooling.

Warning. Slightly addictive. I ate 4 in one go.

You also might have noticed our Logo has changed on socials and in the newsletters.

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Thanks for your support and for being on this journey with me. It's nice to have your company as I fumble my way through this new endeavour, the only way I know how. And with a few typos... as I'm sure those who have been receiving my newsletters for a while now have come to expect.

As my good friend James would say (which seems appropriate)... Peace and cookies, Yours truly, Matilda. X

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