Slightly sweet from banana.
Easy to put together.
How can you go wrong with bananas, peanut butter and chocolate? You can't. And the fact that these cookies are vegan, (I still can't get over that one). You will keep going back for seconds and thirds.
I had one small really ripe banana left that I wanted to use up and then I came across the recipe for these cookies. Done deal. And I'm so glad I chose to use it.
Best part? You can actually eat and enjoy this cookie dough! VEGAN. I almost didn't make the cookies. Almost.
*My subs for this recipe were brown sugar for coconut sugar because I didn't have any and I had a bag untouched of Almond Meal and I thought that would be yummy so I did 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of almond meal.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Recipe adapted from Amy's Healthy Baking.
-2 cups whole wheat flour or almond meal
-1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1 small/medium banana, mashed
-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
-2 tsp. vanilla extract
-2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1 cup light brown sugar
-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
-2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
How to make the cookies:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350* F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours ( if you do two like I did, whole wheat and almond meal), baking powder and salt. In another medium bowl, mix the mashed banana, vanilla, peanut butter and milk together. Now add in the sugar and stir well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine well.
3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
4. Roll about a tbsp. of cookie dough with your hands and shape into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten with your hand or spatula. Bake for 10 minutes ( 10 minutes seemed like the perfect timing for mine). Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes and if you'd like, transfer to a wire rack.