Baking has been an escape for me this past couple of weeks – I am sure like me you are all finding new ways to keep your minds busy and calm from the chaos and anxiety we working hard to navigate.
Yesterday I whipped up these little delights. They are soft and gooey rather than crisp and crunchy – perfect warm from the oven or cooled with salted butter for extra indulgence.
To create your own gooey goodness you will need:
1 Ripe Banana (the riper the better!)
3 Heap TBSP of Peanut Butter
2TBSP of Coconut Oil (Melted)
1 TSP of Vanilla Extract
Milk or Milk Alternative (I used Oat)
4TBSP of Coconut Sugar / Brown Sugar
150 grams/ 1 Cup of Blended Oats (this is your flour)
1/2 TSP of Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch of Salt
Chocolate Bar or Chocolate Chips (As much as desired!!)
Pre-heat your oven to 200.
Mash your banana until nice and mushy and mix all wet ingredients together.
In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients together.
Then mix the wet with the dry and keep mixing until a dough forms. Feel free to add more milk or oat flour until you get a nice firm but not dry consistency – I have popped a picture above. This is when you want to add your chocolate chips (or chocolate bar which you will want to chop into small chunks) then mix until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Once all combined roll into little balls and pop onto a lined baking sheet- the bigger the balls, the chewier and cake-like texture your cookies will be. I made 8 in total.
Place into the oven for 10 minutes. Check them after 10 – you want them to be browning gently and slightly firm to touch. Around 15 was perfect for mine.
Leave to cool if you can or devour warm, being careful not to burn your lips on the melted chocolate (from experience!).
I am a very relaxed baker and switch things out all the time so if you find you don’t have a particular ingredient you can always change one for something you do have at home as I know we don’t want to be venturing out for a single ingredient.
But honestly, you can’t really go wrong with this one it’s super simple and incredibly delicious. I hope they give you a little joy in making and, of course, eating.
Please share with me if you make them. We all need yummy pictures to lust over!