Vegan Health Cookies
These cookies are vegan and totally scrumptious. I've been searching for a cookie that was pretty healthy, without eggs or butter and I think that this one might just be it. I adapted this recipe from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day cookbook, and decided that I would not use the peanuts or popcorn this time. That means, they're no longer carnival cookies, but health cookies!
For this recipe you'll need:
- 3 large mashed bananas,
- 1 tsp vanilla extract,
- 60 g extra virgin coconut oil - barely melted,
- 120g rolled oats,
- 60g almond meal,
- 1 tsp baking powder,
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon,
- 1/2 tsp sea salt,
- 170g dark chopped chocolate.
This makes about 20 cookies.
In a large bowl, combine the bananas, vanilla and coconut oil.
In another bowl, whisk together the oats, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet and combine. Fold in the chocolate.
Shape into small rounds, about 1 teaspoon each, and place them on greased baking trays.
Bake for 14-17 minutes, swapping the trays from top to bottom once along the way, until the cookie bases are deeply golden.
Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
These really do ooze health. But make sure that you eat them within the first couple of days. The next time I make them I'm going to try and freeze a batch and see how they'll cook up, they really do taste better freshly baked. Oatmeal cookies make great road-trip snacks too. Have fun baking!