Vegan Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Michael and I moved into the new year as vegans.  Fat-free vegans.  When our friends find out they ask us, “What can you EAT?”  The answer is LOTS of stuff, including treats like these yummy, yummy cookies based on the recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the Engine 2 Diet book. Best fresh from the oven while the chips are all melty and gooey.

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There are some ingredients I hadn’t had in my pantry before, but were easy enough to find at my local natural foods store.

ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 2 TBSP flaxseed meal mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup plus 4 TBSP brown sugar, packed
  • 1 TBSP egg replacer mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.  Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.

Using an electric mixer, mix banana, flaxseed with water, and sugar together.

mix flax sugar banana

Add the egg replacer mixed with water and vanilla.  Mix until combined.

add egg replacer and vanilla

Mix flour, oats, soda, and salt in a container.

mix dry ingredients

Add dry ingredients to the wet about 1 cup at a time, mixing well each time.

add dry to wet

Mix until you have a wet batter.

batter

Stir in the chocolate chips.

stir in chips

Place by rounded tablespoons on prepared cookie sheets.  I like to use a cookie scoop to keep cookies uniform.

place on prepared pans

Bake 10-12 minutes until firm.  Cool on wire racks.

cool on racks

Enjoy the cake-y melty yumminess!  You’ll be thinking you’re cheating on your low-fat diet.

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They really are good, and good for you!  Lots of fiber, very low fat.  There is sugar, so eating piles of them is still not an option if you’re watching what you eat.  But, yum!  Quite a treat.

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The recipe made about 3 dozen cookies.  I’m keeping them in a ziploc bag in the fridge and zapping one in the microwave when I want that fresh-from-the-oven gooey goodness.

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