December 15, 2021

Christmas Biscuits: A "Clean" Alternative

Christmas feasting usually comes with an excess of sugar and all sorts of ingredients that one would prefer to reduce. This year, in addition to the traditional treats, I decided to bake a few "healthier", or rather "cleaner" biscuits that I can eat throughout the day as a snack.

And what better way than with my favourite combination of banana and peanut butter? The cookies are not too sweet, as the sugar comes mainly from the bananas. If you find this too "bland", feel free to add a little sugar, xylitol or another sweetener of your choice. Note: The cookies do not keep as long as traditional Christmas biscuits. My first batch had mould in the tin after about a week and a half. I would recommend consuming these treats within a week. Merry CLEANmas!


For a small biscuit tin

2 ripe bananas

2 tablespoons peanut butter

Some cinnamon

160g oat flakes (ground)

Some xylitol

1-2EL cocoa nibs


  1. Finely grind the oat flakes in a high-powered blender.
  2. Squeeze the bananas onto a plate.
  3. Put them in a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Form small balls of dough and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Flatten with your finger.
  5. Spread some xylitol and cocoa nibs on the cookies for decoration.
  6. Bake for approx. 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 170 degrees. Remove and leave to cool.