- Created: Friday, 22 May 2015 08:46
Well, here you are.
I love these cookies. Mind you, these are not traditional bake shop cookies and might be quite a different experience for many cookie go-ers. Because of the oats, the texture is chunky and chewy, not smooth. I definitely can see how that could throw you for a loop if you haven’t had a cookie like this before. I happen to find the texture of them really very satisfying. They are dense and filling. They taste like a treat and feel like a hearty snack.
Speaking of taste, the banana and chocolate in these come together beautifully. Chocolate and banana are (in case you didn’t know) very good friends. I haven’t tried them with a different add-in, but I also suspect that replacing the chocolate chips with dried cranberries or blueberries would also be wonderful.
I think these taste best once cooled. The sweet from the banana comes through much clearer then. So, I know many of you love a warm cookie, but definitely wait to try some once they’ve come to room temperature for the full flavor experience.
The bonus, as I mentioned earlier, is that they really are a pretty clean, nutritious cookie option. Whole wheat, whole grain oats, banana and minimal added sugar makes for a delicious, good-for-you snack.
I made these cookies vegan by using a vegan dark chocolate chip. You can use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate if you like. You can also easily play with the size of these cookies. I made them fairly small for a quick snack, but I think that baking them in larger portions could make for a tasty morning treat. Eat one alongside a piece of fruit, cup of yogurt, or bowl of nuts and granola and you’ve got a delicious breakfast to start your day!