These cookies are crumbly and chuck full of chocolate. They are refined sugar free and contain lots of great healthy ingredients. You won’t mind if your child wants a second or a third one!
Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies Recipe
My 5 year old and me play this game sometimes. We think about cookies and what ingredients we would use to create our perfect cookie. So I came up with what we call The Cookie Configurator! It basically means you choose all ingredients from a list of options – which type of flour, fat, spices, add ins etc. I will at some point definitely make a separate blog post about it because it’s great fun!
So this one is my son’s current perfect cookie. It contains oat flour because he loves oats, peanut butter because that’s his favorite nut butter and chocolate chips because he is in love with all things chocolate. He also decided to add crushed banana chips for extra crunch and flavor. His sweetener of choice for this cookie was coconut sugar because – like me – he thinks it smells and tastes amazing. Kind of like caramel.
And let me tell you, these cookies are GOOD! Like really good! We have made them a couple of times already and they sure don’t last long in this house. I think we need to make more again soon because our cookie jar is empty again! Or maybe we will come up with a new recipe using our cookie configurator!
I’ll be honest, I love them most when the chocolate is still slightly melty – about 10 minutes after they were taken out of the oven. Because melted chocolate is the best! But they’re also also really great days after. It sure didn’t take us long to get through a batch of those. And my son’s friends sure were in love with them too. Kid’s perfect cookie? Here you go!
Like most of my recipes, these cookies are easy to make. First, you combine all your dry ingredients in one bowl and all your wet ingredients in another bowl. You add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix all together. Then you add your crushed banana chips and your chocolate chips and fold them in. The next step is to shape 12 equal sized cookies using a cookie scoop (or a spoon if you don’t have one). After baking them, you are ready to enjoy them! Why not with a glass of almond milk or the milk of your choice? Yum!
Will you be baking some cookies this week? Or how about some Cherry Almond Cake?
Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies
These cookies are crumbly and chuck full of chocolate. They are refined sugar free and contain lots of great healthy ingredients. You won't find if your child wants a second or a third one!
In a bowl, mix together spelt flour, oat flour (see notes), coconut sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix together peanut butter, eggs, coconut oil and coconut milk. Mix well until smooth.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix all together.
Chop up or crush your banana chips and to the batter together with the chocolate chips. Fold in well.Your dough should be very sticky!
Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
Using a cookie scoop, make 12 cookies. Put them on the baking tray covered with parchment paper. Make sure to leave space between them.By using a cookie scoop, you ensure that each cookie is about the same size which leads to a unfirm baking result.
At 180°C (356°F) bake for 15 minutes. After 5 minutes, flatten each cookie.
Let cool off on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling grid for another 5 minutes.
This recipe makes 12 cookies.
Oat flour: if you don’t have oat flour in your pantry, you can easily make it yourself. Just blitz the amount of oats required in the recipe in your blender until they resemble flour.
Chocolate chips: if you use a chocolate which is sweetened with cococonut sugar or other sweeteners, the recipe is refined sugar free.