Sweet and chewy Vegan Cookies
These sugar free, gluten free, vegan cookies are yummier than you’d think! They are surprisingly sweet, chewy, and besides being sugar free and gluten free, are guilt free as well! Win! I made these for the Sound Healing Concert at Mt. Yoga Studio in Poway. If you missed it, you missed an amazing experience. Seriously! Do yourself a favor and book your tickets for the next concert on Saturday, June 27th. www.mtyoga.org But back to the cookies, which were devoured in minutes.
People who are into yoga are usually into healthy eating, so I decided I should attempt creating a healthy treat to share. I’m not going to lie, I love me some chocolate chip cookies, but these are a healthy alternative that satisfies the craving for something sweet and yummy, without the unwanted calories.
These are SO quick and easy, and there’s hardly any mess to clean up. Another win! There are only two main ingredients, rolled oats and bananas; everything else is optional. So you can create your own favorite signature cookie, or just add whatever goodies you have on hand. I’ll give a few suggestions in the ingredients list below. I added dried cranberries, unsweetened shredded coconut (you can buy unsweetened coconut at most health food stores), a pinch of salt, vanilla, and ground cardamom.
Vegan cookies are a perfect energy treat to take along on a hike or add to your kid’s lunch box, and because they’re not overly sweet, go perfectly with your morning tea or coffee. Give them a try! Let me know how your cookies turn out in the comments section below, and what yummy ingredients you added to make them your own.
4 very ripe bananas (turning brown on the skin)
2 cups of rolled oats (not instant)
A handful of dried cranberries
A handful of Unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 tspn. vanilla
1/4 tspn. Salt
1/4 tspn. cardamom
Raisins, or any dried fruit you prefer
Nuts, whatever type you prefer
Ground cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger
Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or flax seeds
Heat oven to 350 degrees F
In a medium bowl, mash bananas till smooth and liquidity. Add oats and any additional ingredients. Mix well. Drop by large teaspoon full onto parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool completely.