Sara’s no sugar cookies

I’ve always been a bit suspicious of no-sugar biscuits. After all, what’s the point of a biscuit that isn’t delicious? As it turns out, these biscuits are delicious and really easy to make


4 pitted dates
4 soft prunes
1 cup of oats
4 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons olive oil
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1 banana – mashed with a fork


Blend the dates and prunes for a few seconds, then add half the oats and blend again.

Put the paste in a bowl and add all the remaining ingredients.

Wrap the mix in clingfilm and allow to rest in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper

Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick, cut out the biscuits and bake on the lined tray for 15-18 minutes.
If the banana was especially large, you may find the dough is too soft to cut – in which case just put spoonfuls onto the tray and flatten slightly. Less excitingly shaped – but just as delicious.