Smile. It’s Froyo Sandwich time.
Remarkably healthy and pretty spot-on flavour-wise, these Mango Froyo and Banana Oat Sandwiches make for a great after school or after work pick me up. The biscuits are light and chewy, unmistakably full of rolled oats, millet, chopped walnuts and almonds and sweetly spiced with coconut and cinnamon. They’re comforting and rustic and make the ideal base for a scoop of mango frozen yoghurt.
3 bananas, well mashed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup safflower oil
1 ¾ cups rolled organic oats
¼ cup millet
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup coconut, shredded and unsweetened
½ tsp sea salt
1 free range organic egg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180C.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a food processor, pulse the almonds and walnuts until they have the texture of rough sand – don’t be too fussy here. I often leave big chunks of almonds and walnuts in my mix. I think it gives the bickies a nice crunch.
In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, vanilla, and oil.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg to break it up a little and then add to the banana mix. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, almonds and walnuts, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and coconut. Whisk to combine. Add this mixture to the mashed banana mix and stir until well incorporated. The mixture will be a bit looser than traditional biscuit dough, don’t fret – it all turns out fine in the end!
To get perfect discs for your biscuits, use a cookie cutter to create a boundary for your mixture. Simply place the cutter on the lined baking tray, spoon a few scoops of the mixture into the middle of the cutter and spread out to the edges as evenly as you can. Carefully remove the cutter by wiggling it upwards. Repeat with remaining mixture.
Pop the tray into the oven to bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before assembling.
When the biscuits are cool, scoop a generous spoonful of frozen yoghurt onto the biscuit. Top with another biscuit and press down gently. Serve immediately.
Makes approx. 24 medium biscuits for 12 froyo sandwiches