Yes, I enjoy home cooking, probably more than some, but that doesn’t mean I want to slave away in the kitchen all day. I love hosting, and cooking for others, but I want to be able to toss my apron aside and join forces with my guests before the clock strikes midnight. Because of this, you will notice that a lot of my recipes are quick to throw together, which I LOVE!
These cookies are not only crazy delicious, but can be eaten for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack and only take about 20 minutes to make from start to finish! They are also vegan (sans chocolate chips) and gluten free (as long as you purchase GF oats). Although oats themselves don’t naturally contain gluten, the facilities they are made in can contaminate them. If you don’t have Celiac Disease or a severe sensitivity to gluten, you will be fine with regular oats as the contamination tends to be trace.
I think most of us have warm feelings about coming home and having freshly baked goods on the kitchen counter. Whether you can bake for your friends, your partner, your children (or all of the above!), making these cookies can pass that wonderful feeling on to others, and seriously, what’s better than that!
- ½ cup Peanut Butter smooth, natural
- ½ cup Apple Sauce unsweetened
- 2 Bananas very ripe
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1¼ cup Gluten Free Oats
- ¾ cup Shredded Coconut unsweetened
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 large pinch Salt
- ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips optional
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mash your ripe bananas with a fork until smooth then mix in your peanut butter, vanilla and apple sauce.
In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, excluding the chocolate chips.
Slowly incorporate your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. Once combined you can fold the chocolate chips into your mixture.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and by hand, form your mixture into flat rounds. Note that these will not rise, so however you form them will be how they will appear when they come out of the oven.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie.
Let cool and enjoy!!