So here’s this thing about me.. my favourite time to bake is at night, preferably nearing the hours of midnight. Don’t ask me why, that’s literally the time when I spontaneously conjure up some type of dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth. Tonight it was banana oatmeal chocolate cookies! I was scrolling through Pinterest and found this spectacular eggless recipe from Running with Spoons, which is to die for! I literally spent less than 10 minutes in the kitchen preparing it and another 10 minutes waiting for it to come out of my mini oven so I could devour them.
Since my spontaneous dessert-making is well.. spontaneous and usually after work hours when all supermarkets are closed, I have to make do with the ingredients I’ve got lying around in my kitchen. Luckily, this recipe didn’t take any fancy ingredients and I was able to make it without too many alterations.
All it took was combining all purpose flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. I decided to add some pumpkin spice because I just can’t get enough of it. And then combine melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and a mashed ripe banana. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine them together. And lastly, fold in the chocolate chips, I used crushed chocolate I had lying in my fridge.
This is what my mixture looked like:
The oven should be preheated to 350 F or 180 C.
Add a tablespoon of the mixture to your baking sheet, I wished I had wax paper for this because it would have avoided the mess I now have lying in the sink. After a failed attempt (even though the cookies were amazing despite the residue on my baking tray) I decided to use some Pam spray on my baking tray to minimize the mess. When I say mess, I mean a layer of the cookies sticking to my tray and hence becoming burned since I had several batches to bake in my mini oven.
Baking time should be about 7-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
I think they’re healthier than the average cookie and also vegetarian! Which is great since I’m vegetarian on Mondays. So this means I get to have some of these amazing cookies tomorrow too!
They’re best when they’re still hot and the chocolate is basically oozing out of the cookie whilst you take a bite. They’re soft and fluffy and downright satisfaction. Especially if you love bananas!
For precise measurements, head on over to Running with Spoons since I can’t take full credit for this recipe.
Hope you enjoy!
Keep on smiling!