After much popular demand, I have decided to divulge my secret recipe for one of my favorite cookies. I make these anytime we have a party to go to or the kids (or husband...OK-or I) have a craving for something sweet, warm and chewy.
They are oil-free and quick to make...but, unfortunately, they are not perfect. They have sugar and chocolate chips...and I know I have a lot of peers an colleagues that will not approve. But, as a Mom of little kidlets and as a chocolate chip cookie-lover, sometimes you just have to let your hair down and live life on the edge! So, enjoy them guilt-free...once in a while. Or, as they teach on Sesame Street, use these as "a sometimes treat"!
• 1 banana
• ½ cup pure maple syrup
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract
• ¾ cups oat flour
• ½ cup turbinado or raw sugar
• 2 cups rolled oats
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ tsp baking soda
• ½ tsp baking powder
• 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana with the back of a fork.
Add in maple syrup and vanilla and mix very well (using a hand blender or mixer helps).
Add oat flour, sugar, oats, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Mix until well-combined.
Add in chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout mixture.
Scoop small amounts onto an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.
Bake 7-10 minutes, depending on size.
Allow to cool before peeling them off of foil.
Enjoy with a tall glass of oat, almond, hemp, rice or soy milk!