Affordable, tasty recipes for the whole family – to sustain your energy and suitable for those with diabetes.

Chocolate and coconut clusters

Makes about 24 clusters

Ready in 1 hour

Carb key: less than 30 g carbs per portion

The banana adds a natural sweetness to these clusters, making them a tasty treat without any added sugar.


1 banana

1 egg, beaten

8 tsp (40 ml) sunflower oil

2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla essence

1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar

¼ cup (60 ml) desiccated coconut

1 cup (250 ml) uncooked oats

2 tbsp (30 ml) cocoa powder

¼ cup (60 ml) chopped raw almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mash the banana in a large bowl and beat in the egg, oil and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined and place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. Allow to cool and store for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

Serve 3 clusters as a portion for a tea time treat or even as a dessert with coffee.

Nutritional information per 3 clusters

Energy 715 kJ

Protein 3,5 g

Fat 10,4 g

Carbohydrates 12,7 g

Salt 0,1 g

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