Food & Drink Magazine

Vegan and Gluten Free Banana and Oat Cookies: Peanut Butter Or Choc Chip (4 Ingredients!)

By Becky Cotter

These cookies were inspired by a variety of Pinterest ideas, since making my banana flax pancakes I've loved the idea of such simple, natural snacks. These cookies are a long way from the chocolate chip cookies in brightly coloured packages you buy in the shops but they are so healthy, satisfying and good for a quick fix. It took me a little while to adjust my untrained palette to appreciate a cookie which isn't filled with sugar but the ripe banana really did add a lovely sweetness and I enjoyed the soft texture.

I decided to try two different flavours, peanut butter and chocolate chip. The chocolate chip recipe is my favourite because it adds some extra sweetness, however the peanut butter is deliciously rich and tastes very indulgent. You could play around with the sweetness by adding maple syrup/ honey, dried fruits or other varieties of chocolate.

I'm really excited by this whole "mashed banana" baking concept, I'd love to try some more recipes like this maybe with seom other fresh fruits added or even some spices like cinnamon and nutmeg!

This week I have officially started a three-week vegan and gluten-free diet plan, I have been following both diets non strictly for a while now but I have never actually done more than a week without sneaking in a weekend breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast or a quick naughty piece of chocolate. I decided ages ago that I wanted to do a three-week stretch and then see how I feel afterwards. I'm excited about it because it has kick started a fresh wave of creativity and made me try fun little recipes such as these cookies!

I'll keep you updated on how it goes over the weeks, I know a lot of my vegan blog friends will be happy I'm giving it a go! :) hopefully I will feel very refreshed and detoxed by the end!

Banana and Oat Cookies

2 Ripe Bananas
1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1/2 Cup Flax Seeds (optional)
2 tblspn Dark Chocolate Chips (check its vegan) or/and 2 tblspn Chunky Peanut Butter

Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork then add the oats, flax if using it and either your chocolate chips or peanut butter. Mix everything so completely combined then shape into a cookie and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180c.

These are soo simple!! They're delicious fresh out of the oven when the chocolate chips are still melting but they will also store in an air tight container in the fridge for 3 days.

Have you tried any recipes like this before? Do you have any suggestions for other ways to use mashed banana in baking?

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    24 total views, 24 views today A relatively quiet week for us Glasgow foodies.  Monday was spent chillin out enjoying the weather.  Tuesday we wandered along... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Virginia to Vegas at the 2018 Calgary Stampede

    Virginia to Vegas... to Calgary. The Toronto-based indie/pop star came to the Coca-Cola Stage at the 2018 Calgary Stampede to open for Lights on a Friday... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Jivana Heyman Interviewed by Shelly Prosko

    Jivana Heyman Interviewed Shelly Prosko

    Have you noticed that even though our blog is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, many of our contributors live in different places throughout... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Ninazolotow
    FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pen Pals

    Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pals

    Killer Pen Pals Whenever I give talks about my work, people sometimes ask how they can be pen pals with a serial killer. They've gotten hooked on true crime... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Dplylemd
    BOOKS, CULTURE, HEALTH, MEDICINE
  • Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3

    Cessna 525B CitationJet

    @ General William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, CA March 2018 Captured during the rehearsal for the Los Angeles County Airshow, this CitiationJet taxis in after... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • Prehistoric Environmentalists Kept the Mammoth Alive

    A few thousand years ago, the world was a very different place. An ice age was raging, and with it came all sorts of weird and wonderful animals; like the... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Reprieve
    BIOLOGY, SCIENCE
  • Then and Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    Then Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    What’s your favorite place? We’ve heard this question a lot lately. Jamie’s current answer to the “best place” question is that he has 100 top ten favorites. Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Behan Gifford
    FAMILY, OUTDOORS, SEA, TRAVEL