Monday, May 31, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday: Banana-Chocolate Cookies

Day 152.

I've learned that a diet high in animal products doesn't work for me. When my husband started following the Atkins diet, I naturally started eating more meats, cheeses, and other animal products and my health worsened. So, I pulled back. Lately, I've been searching out meat-free alternatives because I feel better when I eat more plant-based foods.

Let's face it, though: Every way of eating MUST include chocolate. I found this recipe for vegan banana-chocolate chip cookies and tweaked it to my liking. They turned out pillowy, moist, sweet, and satisfying. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Healthier Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You Need:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (you can use cow's milk if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
How it's Done:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mash your bananas. Add milk and peanut butter. Stir well to combine.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and brown sugar. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Stir to combine.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Angie said...

These look great! I love that you use natural peanutbutter! I may try these tomorrow!
Thanks for the recipe!

Andrea said...

They look yummy! I love banana and chocolate. The peanut butter is a great touch, too.

Suzy said...

These sound great!

Yenta Mary said...

Found you through the Tuesday Tag-Along, and it seems you're a kindred food-loving spirit! Happily following along ... :)

Jenn said...

I love love love chocolate...and love that you use the peanut butter in there. Thanks for sharing! Gonna have to try these soon!

Megryansmom said...

You had me at HEALTHIER. I'm going to try these soon. Happy Tuesday!

Brenda said...

I never thought of this combo but its a great way to use up old bananas.

roxan said...

I love how healthy these cookies are, thank you! I'm definitely adding this to my 'to make' list.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

These sound really nutritious - and delicious too!

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