So I am posting this blog ASAP, because my friend Andrea fell in
love with these “cookies” when she was over my house the other day.
These raw cookies are rich and chocolatey and do the trick for killing those
sweet cravings and they’re so easy to make! I don’t mind whipping up a batch
whenever I have a sweet tooth because, you can make these in no time at all. I
don’t even don’t feel guilty for indulging in these cool desserts because even
at a decent cookie size these cookies are under 100 calories and by all means
these frozen treats are in the ‘better cookie’ category.
I used, ‘Enjoy Life’ semi-sweet mini chocolate chips. These are
great because they are dairy, nut, and soy free. They are made in a dedicated
nut and gluten-free facility, so these chocolate chips are suitable for anyone
allergic to nuts, or have a sensitivity to gluten and or dairy. Although I used
this brand of chocolate chips, this cookie is not made gluten-free because I
use rolled oats in them. If you are want to make these cookies totally
gluten-free you can just replace the regular rolled oats with gluten-free oats.
If you would like, you can also substitute carob chips of the same quantity in
place of the chocolate chips. The carob chips are slightly sweeter and lighter
not as rich, but still very good. In my opinion, carob is equally as beneficial
as cocoa, their nutrients just differ.
Bananas are what ties this easy recipe all together. Just one
banana is packed with just under 35 % of the total B6 you need for the day and
is one of the best sources for potassium containing about 465 mg in each one!!!
Potassium rich foods help protect against atherosclerosis, cardiovascular
disease and high blood pressure. Since banana’s are so high in Potassium they
may be a contributor to healthy bones by curbing the amount of urinary calcium
loss inflicted by diets high in salt, thus assisting bones to retain more
calcium. For many years bananas have been prized for their ‘antacid’ protection
from ulcers by protecting the stomach lining with a thick barrier unable to be
penetrated by acid.
So now what you’re all waiting for …The recipe for these
‘better’ frozen raw vegan cookies.
What you’ll need:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or carob chips
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- Mash the banana, you can’t do it wrong, do it to the consistency
you see below… Mash, mash, mash.
- Melt the chocolate or carob chips. You can do this on the stove
top, but I used the microwave, you can do this in 30 second increments until
almost completely melted. For the ones that are not melted yet just stir and
the heat should be enough to melt these small chunks away in seconds.
- Next, just pour over the bananas…then add your rolled oats.
- Now just drop your cookies on a piece of parchment paper, Saran
wrap on a plate, whatever you have to get it in the freezer.
This recipe makes anywhere from approximately 15 large cookies or
many, small bite sized treats!
This is a very versatile recipe and creates a good base, if your adventurous you can add your own
combination of flavored extracts, honey, or flavored stevia if you would like
to increase the sweetness.