It is time to bake again! This week we are making cookies. These cookies are not only healthy but also very easy to make – so get your children involved for a fun baking weekend! And best of all, they make great Christmas gifts!
I love this recipe, which I found on 101 cookbooks and since then, I have made them many times. No sugar, no wheat flour, no egg needed. Just simple and delicious. Next time I make this, I may try to add some other goodies – such as dry berries, chopped nuts perhaps – will definitely keep you posted!
The original recipe makes about 36 pieces, but in my recipe below, I adjust the amount of ingredients, as I just want to make two dozen cookies.
(makes 24 bite size cookies)
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks
- 1 ¼ cup almond meal
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 50g dark chocolate bar (70%), chopped
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together almond meal, shredded coconut, chocolate, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment, drop tablespoon-size of dough about 2 inches apart (I drop them in a mini muffin tin, no greasing needed). Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.