Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

PC127119.jpg
vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
banana sweetened chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

These cookies are one of the nutritious treats we frequently enjoy at our house. I was surprised to find something that was gluten-free, flourless, butterless, eggless and made with no added sugars could be so good. Friends and family frequently request these cookies at tailgates, potlucks and other events. I highly suggest you keep these ingredients on hand to whip up a batch whenever your sweet tooth hits!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Serves: 30

Run almonds through the food processor if you can't find any almond meal. I purchase mine in bulk from our local health food store. Adapted from 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients

  • About 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (from about 3 large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed slightly, or olive oil
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. Put the oven rack in the top third.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the oats, almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in the chocolate.
  6. Drop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with canola oil.
  7. Bake about 14 minutes.
  8. Let cool slightly on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire cooling rack.