Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

This morning I woke up and couldn't help lamenting a very sad looking banana on my counter.  It looked all brown and lonely, sad that all its friends had already been eaten. Fortunately for Mr. Banana (ermm he looked masculine, what can I say...), I saw a really intriguing recipe on one of my new favorite blogs for banana chocolate chip cookies and decided that I had to make it. The blog is Cookie and Kate and I've found lots of recipes I can't wait to try there, so check it out. :-) (Cute puppy pics too). 

In my excitement I didn't realize that I was missing a bunch of ingredients (eggs, real butter, brown sugar), but I took it as an opportunity to try to vegan-ize the recipe and it turned out REALLY great.  If you don't have flaxseeds on hand just look at the original recipe.

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Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
A veganized recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Adapted from
  • 1C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2Tbsp Vegan Butter (or Butter)
  • 1C Raw Sugar
  • 1Tsp Molasses
  • 1 Banana, mashed
  • 1Tbs Ground Flaxseeds
  • 3Tbs Warm Water
  • 1Tsp Vanilla
  • 2C Oats
  • 1C Chocolate Chips
1. Preheat Oven to 3502. Mix warm water and flaxseeds in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, oats, cinnamon and cayenne in a medium bowl. 4. In a stand mixer (or by hand) cream together butter, sugar and molasses. 5. Add vanilla, mashed banana and flaxseed mixture and beat until combined
6. Gently add dry mixture and mix just until combined. 7. Stir in Chocolate Chips8. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 18 cookies

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Deborah said...

These look awesome - and I have a few ripe bananas!!

Karla said...

My lab all approved so I think they are a real crowd pleaser!

Cookie and Kate said...

I love your adaptation of the recipe! Flax seeds sound great, and cayenne pepper is my favorite spice, so I'm going to try a dash of it next time. I made the same cookies with apple sauce instead of the banana... they're good, but I'm sticking with banana from now on!

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