Green banana flour is a great source of resistant starch to help create a thriving gut microbiome. Resistant starches are resistant to digestion and act like soluble, fermentable fibre that travel through your digestive tract to feed the good gut bacteria. They have also been found to have a profound impact on improving insulin sensitivity.
I bought a giant bag of organic green banana flour from Costco and I’ve been experimenting with adding some to baked goods and oatmeal. It doesn’t have much of a taste so it’s easy to sneak in a tbsp to elevate any recipe with a hefty dose of gut health!
Here’s a (very) rough estimate for 2 large banana choc chip oatmeal cookies (or 4 small).
1 very ripe banana, mashed
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp @withinusnatural collagen (also amazing for improving gut integrity)
3 tbsp green banana flour
3 tbsp oat flour
6 tbsp rolled oats
Dash of cinnamon and sea salt
Pinch of baking soda
2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener optional if you want a sweeter cookie (I recommend @lakanto )
As many dark chocolate chips as your heart desires
First I melted the PB for 30 seconds to make it easier to combine (or use a runny version).
Then I added the mashed banana and rest of the ingredients.
Fold in the choc chips at the end and bake at 325 for 12 mins. Let cool and dig in 🤤