Lemonade Stand - Banana Macaroons
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
The simplest cookies you can possibly make: just smashed up bananas, coconut, vanilla for sweetness and an egg for lightness. Super, especially with a cold glass of lemonade.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 bananas
  • A 125g bag of dessicated coconut
  • Seeds from a vanilla pod
  • 1 egg
From your kitchen
  • A little oil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Makes 16. Preheat oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas 4.

  • 2.

    Peel the bananas. Pop in the bowl with the coconut and the vanilla seeds from one vanilla pod (keep the pod halves to make your lemonade).

  • 3.

    Mush everything together – give it a squidgy mix with your hands (wash them first!) or with a large spoon or fork.

  • 4.

    Crack the egg in. Mix it through till everything is well mixed.

  • 5.

    Scoop out rounded teaspoons of the mix, roll into a little ball in your hands. Arrange on an oiled baking sheet.

  • 6.

    Press each cookie flat with the back of a fork. Bake 10-12 mins or till a little golden around the edges.

  • 7.

    Q: Why did the banana go out with a prune? A: Because he couldn’t find a date.

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  • 9.

    How to get the seeds out of your vanilla pod [illustrated guide] Cut your vanilla pod in half. [PIC] Place on a cutting board and wiggle a knife into the centre to open it up [PIC]. Scrape out the seeds. [PIC]. Don’t throw away the seedless pod. You can add it to things for extra flavour: cream, sugar, lemonade, cordial… [PIC] Did you know? Vanilla pods look like green beans when they grow.

  • 10.

    ACTIVITY How to turn your box into a Lemonade Stand Take the smaller bits of cardboard out of your box. Use them to make a sign for your stand. [or, if had 8 cards in the box we could have a letter on the back of each so it spells out ‘lemonade’ and they could punch holes in the cards and string it together like so: Turn your empty box upside down and use it to cover a stool – or another box. Cover with a table cloth or safety pin some nice tea towels together. Arrange all your delicious treats on top.

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