Chocolate chip cookies

When 7 bananas are getting too ripe, fully aware I cannot finish them all in just a couple of days - I start looking for a recipe. I always crave oats, something sweet and filling. So in my search today I found a "healthy chocolate chip cookie" recipe that called for ripe bananas (score!), amongst other things. So I jumped on it, tweaked it, made it gluten, egg, casein, sugar and dairy free (this is about as healthy as a chocolate cookie can get!), here is the result:

Super Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
Egg replacer for 1egg
2 tbs honey
1tbs flax meal
1tbs warm water
Mix together in a blender of heavy duty kitchen machine

In a different bowl mix the dry:
2 cup oat flour (you can do half and half with oat flour and rolled oats)
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup Amaranth flour
1/4 cup teff flour
1/4 cup brown rice
1/4 cup sorghum
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking powder 

Mix the wet and the dry ingredients then fold in some chocolate and nuts of choice. 
I used TJ`s unsweetened baking chocolate chips (super dark and chocolaty) and a handful of walnuts. 

Bake in the oven at 350F/170C for about 10-12 minutes. Make sure you don`t overcook the cookies, because bananas and gluten free baking has a tendency to get way to chewy. 
TIPS: Anytime you bake GF, DF etc, try to bake a couple of samples in the oven before you bake it all. You don`t want them to spread out too much, sometimes they don't spread out at all..... so then you have to form them with your hands. If you make a sample you will know how your dough will act in the oven and you can take it from there. If you notice that the dough spreads out too much - put the dough in muffin pans instead of a flat baking sheet.

These cookies I had to form with my hands before I put them in the oven, so they got the right "cookie" shape.
Nutritionally these cookies have a high value. Lots of fiber, whole grains, sweetened with fruit etc makes them a great treat for breakfast or as a mid-day snack. If you goal is weight-loss remember that these have allot of good carbohydrates in them, that your body needs and the amount is according to how active you are. 



Charlotte 3:59 PM  

kjenner jeg snart må få fingern ut å prøve noen av oppskriftene dine snart! ser så spennende ut!

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