200g chopped dates
200g rolled oats
50g peanut butter
Turn oven on to 180C/350F
Soften the dates with the water - I microwave them for 2 minutes.
Add the banana and mix into a paste - I used a hand-held blender for this
Add the oatmeal and the peanut butter - I get mine from our zero waste shop, just pure peanuts
Mix together into a stiff, but very sticky, dough, using a table knife
Place the dough onto a baking paper lined oven tray and press down evenly to your chosen thickness - 5mm or 1/4”. Wet your knife or spoon, whatever you’re using for this.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes, then turn the temp down to 150C/300F for a further 15 minutes.
TBH, I was trying to get them to crisp up a little at this stage, but they still remained a bit soggy - but with a chewy texture.
I also did some in the frying pan over a very low heat. Place spoonfuls of the mixture around the pan, press them flat with the back of a wet spoon. Turn over after 5 minutes. Keep turning over until you think they’re done.
Think I’ll add some cocoa powder next time. And you could add sultanas/seeds to this, no problem. I reckon a pocketful of these would keep you going for a few hours, at least!
23/7/21 - for my latest version, which I took on the ultra, I added:
1 dsp cocoa powder