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  • Tereza Novakova

The ultimate banana chocolate chip cookies

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

With colder weather and more and more time indoor with a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate, this is the perfect thing to indulge on while binge watching Netflix!

These were one of the first things that I pretty much made just on my own since I went vegan. No books, magazines or checking online. Just going for it. Baking is such a huge part of my life but suddenly, it doesn't come as easy as it used to before when I used animal products, it's a learning process. But! I love this new chapter, this new challenge and figuring out how to veganize my recipes. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I did!

Oh, and one note - you don't have to go for the coconut flour. I still have plenty of it at home from some of my previous bakings so I just mixed it with the all purpose one but you can totally just bake them out of regular flour you have at home!

You will need:

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • 1/3 cup of coconut flour

  • 2/3 cup of all purpose flour

  • 4 heaped tablespoons of nut butter (almond is the best!)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 1 egg substitute

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  • 1/3 cup of chopped vegan chocolate

I have learned there are several ways to replace eggs in your recipes. The bananas kinda do the work on their own but you can also use flax seeds for example to do the "glue" that eggs usually do in "regular" recipes. In this one I have tested the store bought egg substitute and it worked just fine. Feel free to pick whatever you prefer for this recipe! :)

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Mash your bananas so they are all liquidy. Mix them together with the nut butter, coconut oil and egg substitute. In another bowl, mix all your dry ingredients except for the chocolate, keep the chocolate for the end! Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all smooth-ish. The dough will be rather stiff, not runny at all but also not all solid like a ball of dough. Then just work the chocolate chips into the dough.

You might want to add one more spoon of coconut oil or the nut butter depending on the flour you use and the size of your cups, of course. Just feel the dough and work with it, not against it :)

Lay a baking sheet on your tray, use a spoon or an ice-cream spoon to portion your cookies onto the tray so that you have some nice little half balls. Put them in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes.

Et voilà! Enjoy them with your tea, coffee, hot chocolate or glass of plant-based milk!

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