Vegan Health Cookies

Vegan health cookie recipe | Cloudberry Lane

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:

Ingredients:

  • 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. 

Vegan health cookie recipe | Cloudberry Lane

Instructions:

  • 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!