The GI Diet Guide


Banana and Nut Cookies

These soft and succulent cookies have a consistency half way between cake and cookies. The banana gives each cookie a moist and fruity flavor. Soy/soya flour (available from health food shops) allows for a lot of healthy goodness to be hidden in each cookie.  
  Nutritional Information
(per cookie)
Calories: 170
Protein: 7g
Fat: 8g
- Saturated: 1g
- Cholesterol: 31mg
Carbohydrate: 21g
- Sugars: 7g
Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 28mg

Low Fat Bean and Beef Burgers  


(12 large cookies)
4 ripe bananas
2 cups/170g soy/soya flour
½ cups/60g wholemeal flour
2 eggs
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup/25g cashew nuts
¼ cup/30g raisins


Mash all 4 bananas in a small bowl using a fork, then transfer to a larger cooking bowl. If you want to have less washing up you can mash the bananas in the large bowl but you will find it a lot harder work.
  Step 1


Step 2  
Slowly mix the soy and wholemeal flour into the bananas causing the mixture to thicken.


Mix in the eggs and olive oil to form form a smooth paste.
  Step 3


Step 4  
Add the cashew nuts and raisins and gently mix them in.


Line two baking trays with baking parchment and lightly grease the surface with a little butter. Using two spoons transfer six large scoops of the mixture onto each baking tray. Cook for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 190 degrees C/380 degrees F/Gas Mark 5.
  Step 3
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