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