Monday, October 29, 2012

recipe: vegan banana oat cookies

You guys, these are seriously some of the best cookies I've ever had. They are so moist and flavorful and healthy! Whole grains, no added fat, vegan, chocolate. I'm not gonna lie, we ate them for breakfast. 

This makes about 3 dozen cookies.

2 cups regular oats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe banana (about 3 large bananas)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup peanut or almond butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup dried goji berries
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. 

In a large bowl, combine banana, syrup, nut butter and vanilla. Add goji berries and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, stir together oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Add half the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine.  Add remaining dry ingredients and stir until completely incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir again.

Using a spoon, scoop onto a cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between each cookie.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let them cool on the cookie sheet about 5 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

Don't feel guilty if these don't make it past the end of the day. I'm almost certain they won't around here!

and a little sunshine for your day!


  1. YUM. These look amazing! I'm always on the lookout for new vegan recipes. Adorable photo at the end, too. So precious.

    <3 Melissa

  2. Those look tasty! You should mail some to me... ;)
    I love that boy! Give him a great big kiss for me?

    1. Maybe I will...

      He is a big sweetie, isn't he?

  3. These look amazing, I will def try them! I was going to ask you too, where I could find that food truck in SLC you recommended? Is it in a certain area downtown? Thanks! :)


    1. They are usually on the SW corner of 200 E & 400 S (across the st. from the SLC Library) but I'm not sure if they work during the cooler months. This is their website and I know they're serving some of their items at a little restaurant in SLC as well. But I remember that you specifically wanted a food truck for your list... so I have another to recommend as well. (My hubby and I are always on the look out for good food!!) It's a taco cart on the in a parking lot on at 7270 S State St (behind the 3-alarm Saloon).
      We like their rice & bean burritos plus they have a cooler full of toppings you can add. They are tasty and inexpensive. A huge burrito is like $4.
      OK- sorry for the longest reply ever! Good luck!