Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Well hello there fellow tornado survivors. How do you do?

For those of you who don’t live in the Midwest and didn’t weather the 120-tornado storm we saw over the weekend, that’s what kind of crazy things we deal with here in the plains. So not to brag, but, we’re kinda hardcore. (remember when I saw one last year, too? Yeah, seriously rad)

A tornado even swept right up through Wichita where I live, narrowly missing my neighborhood by a mere 3 miles. THREE miles. And although minimal damage was done – thank God – I technically did survive it. So, in a way, you’re talking to kind of a big deal right now.

Not a big deal, but also, kind of a big deal.

 

 

One of the things I did on Survivor Sunday was bake.
After being cooped up in the house all Saturday night at the potential threat of a 3/4 mile wide twister devastating my town, I was dying to get out and get some fresh air. Or, get to baking. You know, same thing. You’re a foodie – you get it.

 

 

And bake I did.
I made homemade vanilla ice cream.
And ice cream tartelettes.
And cheerio breakfast bars.
And, these cookies – which are probably the best things I’ve made in a while seeing that I’ve eaten 5 today alone.
Oops.

 

 

What you should know about these here cookies is that they’re healthy.

They contain no butter, minimal sugar, and are entirely vegan.

And, they are seriously, stinking, ridiculously delicious.

 

 

I was inspired to try these cookies after seeing versions of them pop up all over Pinterest claiming to be the ultimate breakfast cookie with no butter, no sugar, and practically no sin. A cookie with no sin? Bless me, I gotta have it.

 

 

Like a true baker I tested the batter with a healthy finger full and a lick. Don’t worry ma – no eggs.

At first, I was a little skeptical that they wouldn’t bind, wouldn’t rise, wouldn’t taste like a cookie.

But after 15 minutes in the oven these ugly ducklings turned into beautiful swans, a.k.a. the best dang healthy cookie I’ve ever had.

 

 

Here’s the deal. The main ingredients are simple: banana, maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, oats, flour and chocolate chips. That’s about it!

Does it get more simple than that? Or more healthy when it comes to dessert? I think not, and not.

 

 

Their texture is moist and a little dense.
The banana and peanut butter work well together but neither are overpowering.
The oats add a nice healthy, texture-y touch.
With each bite, they remind me of a thick slice of chocolate chip banana bread.
And the chocolate chips are where it’s at.
I mean seriously. Chocolate lovers unite!

 

 

Sorry to hold you to the last minute, but you’ll find the recipe over at Diets In Review today.
And while you’re there, feel free to lurk around and check out my some of my articles.
That’s what I would do if I were you and bored at work. See, I’m looking out for you. What are friends for!?

Ciao,
Dana

 

 

24 Comments

  1. Yikes! A tornado?! It’s funny some ppl are so scared of earth quakes but I’m terrified of tornadoes! I’m sure they are both scary though.

    Those cookies look yums! I’ll have to look into making them.

  2. ohmygoodnes….so glad you are safe! Whew! And wow, you did have a heck of a bake-a-thon!

  3. I tried something similar to this not too long ago and it was not well received. These, though, look really good! I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my kids and when chocolate is involved, I’m there.

    • Heather I’m certain you will like these! I was skeptical at first, too, but they far exceeded my expectations. I’m so sad they’re already gone!

  4. Yum – will try these!

  5. 120 tornadoes in a weekend? Goodness! Scary stuff!

    Those cookies look delighful. I find pretty much anything involving the magical trifecta of pb, banana, and maple syrup turns out well!

  6. When I first saw this the other day I was all, “bananas. meh.” Then I gave it a closer look today, and I’m pretty well convinced that these will be awesome. Do you happen to know what a serving size of just the cookies would be and what the calorie breakdown is? Thanks!
    Oh, and glad you survived the severe weather unscathed!

    • Yes, actually I do! The batch yields 40 small cookies. Per cookie there are 83 calories, 1.75g protein, 5 g sugar and 4 g of fat. Hope that helps!

  7. I’m so excited to try this!

  8. Hi, those are some awesome pics! But do you have a recipe with exact measurements?

  9. i believe profanity came out of my mouth when i read that ingredient list. holy cow i want these now! beautiful pictures! thanks for the pinterest share!

  10. ummm you ARE going to share those other recipes right?!?!?!

    • haha yes! This week, I promise! Life is hectic!

  11. Oh my heavens! These look delicious. And banana + chocolate chips + peanut butter = best combination EVER.

    PS – congratulations on surviving the twisters :) I grew up in the Midwest and know those nasty things all too well.

    • thanks for the sweet comment. p.s. I’m pretty much crushing on your blog! We should totally be food blog besties.

  12. sooooooo cute!!!

    and p.s. i haven’t congratulated you on your new job yet! i am so excited and while being away from john has to be hard, i think that is amazing. bravo, bravo. you are so lovely.

    p.p.s. also glad you survived the tornados :)

    • Thank you miss! Your encouragement always means so much. Hugs!

  13. Your Banana Chocolate Chip cookies look amazing but …I can’t seem to see your recipe…?

    • Amy, it’s at the bottom of the post in a bolded link to Diets in Review : )

  14. Yummy! These look great :) I had completely forgotten about these cookies – time to make them again! Especially with your ice cream sandwich idea – awesome! Thanks so much for the link-to :D

  15. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment
    form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  16. I just came across this recipe and would love to try it however the link you’ve provided doesn’t lead directly to the recipe. I cannot find it for the life of me, perhaps it’s been deleted?… would you happen to have it still?

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