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Monday, July 5, 2010

My Oil-Free, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies


After much popular demand, I have decided to divulge my secret recipe for one of my favorite cookies. I make these anytime we have a party to go to or the kids (or husband...OK-or I) have a craving for something sweet, warm and chewy.

They are oil-free and quick to make...but, unfortunately, they are not perfect. They have sugar and chocolate chips...and I know I have a lot of peers that will not approve. But, as a Mom of little kidlets and as a chocolate chip cookie-lover, sometimes you just have to let your hair down and live life on the edge! So, enjoy them guilt-free!

Ingredients:

• 1 banana

• ½ cup pure maple syrup

• 1 tbsp vanilla extract

• ¾ cups oat flour

• ½ cup turbinado or raw sugar

• 2 cups rolled oats

• ½ tsp salt

• ½ tsp baking soda

• ½ tsp baking powder

• 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana with the back of a fork.

Add in maple syrup and vanilla and mix very well (using a hand blender or mixer helps).

Add oat flour, sugar, oats, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Mix until well-combined.

Add in chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout mixture.

Scoop small amounts onto an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.

Bake 7-10 minutes, depending on size.

Allow to cool before peeling them off of foil.

Enjoy with a tall glass of oat, almond, hemp, rice or soy milk!

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Sounds delish! What about date syrup or whole dates for the sweetener Jules?

Dale said...

Are you making your own oat flour or buying it?

Melissa Trinidad, M.S. said...

Looks delicious! Can't wait to try them!

Laura said...

My son loves these - he says the recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think I made them too large, I had to cook them for 15 minutes, not 10. I'll make them smaller next time.

Shayna said...

These are amazing!!! I left out the sugar and used carob chips instead of regular and they're perfect!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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