Vegan Chocolate Chip Oat Banana Cookies
 
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 well ripened fresh or frozen bananas (I used frozen. If using frozen let them thaw for an hour outside before using)
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil ( olive oil works fine too)
  • 1 cup+2 tbsp old fashioned oats (I like to powder them so cookies hold better) OR use (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour & ½ cup whole wheat flour)
  • 4 tbsp almond meal ( You can take whole almonds and grind them to a fine powder form at home too) (Recipe suggests that almond meal can be replaced by wheat bran if desired)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • ⅔ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips or carob chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mash the bananas using a fork. To this add vanilla and oil and mix well. In another bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients. Add the dry mix to the wet mix and gently mix them together. Fold in the chocolate chip or carob chips. The dough will be kind of loose and sticky.
  3. On a baking sheet, lined with silicone mat or parchment paper, line up the small balls. You can flatten the balls using hands or roll them in desired shape. The shape doesn't really change while baking so 1" distance between them is fine.
  4. Recipe called for 14 minutes baking time or until firm. I found that mine were done in around 16 mins. Make sure they are nice and firm because if they are under cooked they will crumble.
  5. Devour before you partner or some one else finishes them(!).
Notes
Cool them completely & store them in an air tight container!
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/vegan-chocolate-chip-oat-banana-cookies/