Dark Chocolate Cookies with Banana, Oatmeal, and Coconut

Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Cookies, Food | 16 comments

Tomorrow is the last day of the Challenge, which has me pretty excited. I really need to get some groceries.

And I also want to apologize because all my posts this week are either cookies, cakes, or cupcakes. If you don’t like sweets, sorry. Maybe come back next week. Although, I can’t promise I won’t have more sweets, like scones. Yum.

Oh! And before I forget I just have to say Happy Anniversary to my hubby. Seven Years, baby! Yay! Love you!

I love when I have everything I need in my pantry to make cookies. And when it has dark chocolate, coconut, and oatmeal in it, we have a winner!

These cookies come from the same place that I got my Carrot Oatmeal Cookies, 101 Cookbooks.

These babies are butter-less, egg-less, and sugar-less (except for the chocolate, of course). And they are wonderful! There’s banana in them, which gives them their sweetness, then you have the oatmeal and coconut flakes. All these lend to (another) perfect cookie.

And sometimes, if you’re real lucky, the dark chocolate will stay on top of your cookie and when baking will melt into one giant chocolate chunk cookie glob. Love!

And you know what might possibly be better than a cookie glob, a cookie tower!!

Boy, do I love to bake. It’s a great thing to do in my house of madness. Such a good stress reliever.

I love that I can give these cookies to my kids without feeling guilty that I’m giving them something “bad.” I love how they’re full of good, healthy things, that if I eat one, or 10 for breakfast I don’t feel guilty.

Dark Chocolate Cookies with Banana, Oatmeal, and Coconut

recipe from 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients:

  • 3 large, ripe bananas, well-mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or almond meal)
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used Ghirardelli 72% since that’s all I could find, or you could always use chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix bananas, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
  3. In another bowl, mix oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, and then mix in chocolate.
  4. Drop dough, about 2 tsps each, onto baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes. Mine seemed perfect right around 12 minutes.
  5. Makes about 30 cookies.
  6. Enjoy!

– the Jilb

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16 Comments

  1. These look perfect! You’re making me hungry.

    • Thanks! They’re pretty yummy. :)

  2. These look wonderful, I am so impressed that you were able to complete the challenge… you must feel a great sense of accomplishment! Also, happy anniversary to you and your husband!

    • Yeah, we had a couple mishaps like getting DQ on Saturday during a kickball tournament we were playing in. But I think overall it was a huge success!!

  3. These look fantastic!!

    • Thank you!

  4. Hooray for the end of the challenge!

    Hooray for love!

    • Hooray!! :)

  5. seriously these look divine – you have the best baking recipes! :) And Happy Anniversary ! We just celebrated our 7th year in June…I hope you guys have a wonderful day!

    • Thanks! I love food, but my passion is baking! :)

      Happy Anniversary to you guys, too! Fun, isn’t it? I can’t believe it’s already been 7 yrs!

  6. This looks tasty. Congrats on completing your challenge. We’ve tried something similar at our house but we only lasted about a week.

    • Thank you! We did pretty good. We had a few tiny slip-ups but nothing to worry about. I think I’d like to do it again sometime. It really teaches self-control.

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Aw, what a great picture of the two of you :)

    That dark chocolate and oatmeal combination sounds so good, I think our family would love this!

    • Thanks! :)

      Yeah, dark chocolate is really the best!!

  8. CUTE & YUM!!

    • Haha! Thanks!!

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