Is indecisiveness even a word?
At work its go, go, go. Then I come home and I have the hardest time making the simplest decisions. Does this sound familiar? These tasty snack cookies are the result of this inability to decide.
I say snack cookies because they have a whole bunch of good nutrients not to mention protein from yogurt and eggs, and healthy fat from almond butter with very little added sugar. The recipe came about because I had a whole bunch of bananas quickly turning brown, and I wanted to make a somewhat healthy cookie. I had a hard time choosing what would go best with bananas: coconut or chocolate. It all sounded good together, so I thought why not?? Then I had to decided what type of chocolate: chips or M&Ms? Apparently my inner kid made an appearance because both were chosen as well. And as you can see by my flour list I stuck to the variety theme. It’s the spice of life right?? You could make your life easier and just use 1 or 2 different types of flour, but that isn’t fun right??
I lucked out- they ended up really moist and delicious! Got a thumbs up from the fiance. Next challenge- sticking to very small ingredient list while baking. Hmmm
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a twist)
Trader Joe’s – Oatmeal Organic, 3/4 cup
Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal – Oatbran, 1/4 cup dry
Bob’s Red Mill – Almond Meal/Flour, 1/4 cup
Trader Joes – White Whole Wheat Flour, 3/4 cup
Bob’s Red Mill – High Fiber Coconut Flour ¼ cup
Bob’s Red Mill – Tapioca Flour, ½ cup
Trader Joe’s – Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar, 1 tsp
Trader Joe’s – Organic Blue Agave Sweetener, 4 tbsp
Whole Foods – Unsweetened Shredded Organic Coconut, 8 tbsp
Trader Joe’s – Organic Nonfat Plain Yogurt, 3/4 cup
Eggs – Whole Egg, Large, Canada Gr A, 2 egg, large
4 Bananas mashed
Trader Joe’s – Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, ¾ cup
M&Ms Plain ¼ cup
Earth Balance – Butter – Original, 1 Tbsp
Trader Joe’s – Almond Butter, Creamy With Sea Salt, 1 Tbsp
1 TBsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie pan
2. Combine flours, add other dry ingredients (minus sugar).
3. Whisk eggs, add in yogurt, butter and sugar. When mixed, then add in remaining wet ingredients.
4. Gently add wet ingredients to dry stirring carefully. When mixed, add in mashed bananas. Fold in chocolate goodies.
5. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, they will not brown too much.
Depending on the size of your cookie you can get 60-70 cookies out of this recipe!