September 4, 2012

Chocolate Banana Cookies

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This is the second recipe in my experimentation with soft, vegan banana cookies. Even though these had slightly different ingredients, my husband and I couldn't tell much of a taste difference between these and the Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies I made last week. The banana flavor really takes center stage and overpowers most of the other flavors. So even though I was expecting these to be a lot more chocolatey with the cocoa powder, it didn't turn out like that. I'd say both of these recipes are pretty interchangeable if you're looking for a soft, healthy banana cookie!

Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free oats)
Slightly adapted from Earthgiven Kitchen

Ingredients
3 ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup canola oil (or other flavorless oil)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash bananas in a bowl. Add oil, cocoa powder, peanut butter, syrup, vanilla extract, and applesauce. Stir to combine.
Add the oats and salt, stir well. Add the chocolate chips and combine.
Drop the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes (more or less depending on oven and size of cookies.)
Let cool completely before storing in airtight container.

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4 comments:

  1. YUM YUM YUM! These are looking so good!

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  2. I'm glad you liked my recipe! Your photos look great. Thanks for linking back to Earthgiven Kitchen. Nice to have found your blog!--- Sarina

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    1. Hi Sarina! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the recipe! Your vegan blog has great stuff on it. I like the sounds of your recipe for Deluxe Mac and Cheese. I keep meaning to try nutritional yeast and still haven't yet! Take care :)

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