21 Aug Indulge in this Guilt-Free Delight: Double Chocolate Chip Vegan Banana Cookies
If you have a sweet tooth and a love for healthy treats, these Double Chocolate Chip Vegan Banana Cookies are a match made in dessert heaven. Packed with nutritious ingredients, these cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings without any guilt.
Bananas: Very ripe bananas are the star of these cookies, providing natural sweetness and a rich, creamy texture. They are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber, promoting heart health and aiding digestion.
Coconut Oil: The melted coconut oil adds a delightful aroma and moistness to the cookies. It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of healthy fat that can boost metabolism and support brain function.
Monk Fruit Sweetener: The monk fruit sweetener, whether classic or golden, is a low-calorie, natural sweetener. It has no impact on blood sugar levels, making it a great option for those watching their sugar intake.
Vanilla Extract: Apart from adding flavor, vanilla extract contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals and inflammation.
Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors and balances the sweetness in the cookies.
Baking Soda: Baking soda acts as a leavening agent, helping the cookies rise and become light and fluffy.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips: Dark chocolate chips not only provide a decadent chocolate flavor but also offer antioxidants and minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Einkorn Flour (or All-Purpose Flour): Einkorn flour, an ancient grain, is an excellent alternative to modern wheat flour. It contains more protein and essential nutrients like vitamin B6, potassium, and antioxidants.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder brings an intense chocolate flavor without added sugars, and it’s a source of antioxidants and minerals like iron and magnesium.
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Peel and mash the ripe bananas using a fork or a potato masher.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, melted coconut oil, monk fruit sweetener classic (or unrefined cane sugar), monk fruit sweetener golden (or brown sugar), vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt.
4. Stir in the Einkorn Flour (or All-Purpose Flour) and unsweetened cocoa powder, being careful not to over-mix the batter.
5. Gently fold in the vegan dark chocolate chips, evenly distributing the chocolaty goodness throughout the dough.
6. Using a spoon or a 3 tbsp ice cream scooper, create round balls of dough on a cookie sheet.
7. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes until they are perfectly golden and irresistibly aromatic.
8. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie tray, then transfer them to a dish or a cooling rack using a spatula.
And there you have it. These delightful Double Chocolate Chip Vegan Banana Cookies are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing choice for your body.
So, go ahead and indulge in this guilt-free pleasure; your well-being will thank you!