If you are looking for a tasty dessert recipe to treat your friends and family to this Fourth of July, I have just the recipe for you! Cookies! Absolutely scrumptious, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Dream Cookies.
These cookies are quick and simple to make, and pretty healthy for a cookie recipe! Also, the recipes feature peanut butter, banana and dark chocolate. Three ingredients that make any baked good better!
This recipe is vegan as well. I always have a lot of fun experimenting with vegan baked goods. Instead of butter, yogurt and eggs I used applesauce, bananas and a flax egg. Delicious and healthy substitutions!
These cookies turned out to be perfectly moist, almost with a cake-like texture (which I loved!) and had wonderful, subtle peanut butter and banana notes.
Enjoy with a glass of homemade almond milk. Heaven. On. Earth.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Dream Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
1 and 1/2 super ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 flax egg
2 heaping tbsp smooth, natural peanut butter
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of vegan dark chocolate chips
To make these cookies begin with making the flax egg. Simply combine 1 tbsp of ground flax seed with 3 tbsp of water, stir, and set in fridge for about 7-10 minutes (or until the mixture becomes gel-like).
While the flax egg is setting, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl and then add the applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine.
When the flax egg is ready, add to the banana mixture along with the peanut butter, and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (besides the chocolate chips). When combined, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together.
Finally, gently fold in the vegan dark chocolate chips.
Place the batter in the fridge for about 45 minutes before baking.
When ready to bake, turn the oven to 325 degrees, and place 12 cookies on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes for a very moist cookie, and maybe a few minutes longer depending on the texture you prefer. Enjoy!
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