Y’all. These cookies! I mean, if you love golden milk lattes like I do, then you should probably try these cookies. And, by probably, I mean definitely. They’re so moist and soft and full of that delicious golden milk flavor! If you’re not familiar with golden milk lattes (or GMLs as I call them), then start right here and make yourself one. Then bake up some cookies to indulge in your new (healthy) obsession. Mmm!
It’s pretty common knowledge that chocolate is bad for dogs. But it’s not super common knowledge that carob is just fine for them! So let’s make our pups some chocolaty treats that are safe and healthy for them, shall we?
I freaking love brownies. I make them in baked oatmeal form. I make them in breakfast cookie form. I even put zucchini in them. But these are real cookies, and they taste like little brownies with crispy edges and soft centers. They’re so rich and chocolaty, and they’re even better the next day (if they make it that long). So, if you like those kinds of things (and who doesn’t?!), I think you’ll love these too. Plus, it’s a great use of the aquafaba we usually end up throwing down the drain! So don’t let that go to waste. Make brownie cookies instead. 😉
Husband made quinoa flour for pancakes a while back. We don’t use it all that often, but he made way more than he needed, so I figured I’d scour the internet search Pinterest for quinoa flour recipes. Vegan ones, of course. And I found a gem I wanted to try. It’s usually a gem if it includes chocolate and I have every single ingredient on hand (or know how to substitute the ones I don’t have).
One day, I was thinking about how much I love my Baked French Toast Oatmeal, but I didn’t want to eat the whole thing. Which is insane because it’s THAT good. But I wasn’t super-duper hungry, just feeling like snacking. So I thought, Why not make it into cookies? I did it with my Fudgy Brownie Baked Oatmeal with these cookies, so why not with these? Then I gave it a shot and here we are. The proud owners of a recipe for delicious French toast cookies. NOM!
So it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with fudgy brownie oatmeal. Like, seriously obsessed. Like, eat-it-every-single-day obsessed. Can’t-get-enough obsessed. It’s so freaking good. 🙂 And, just like the fudgy brownie baked oatmeal, it’s super customizable! You can add applesauce or date paste instead of maple syrup for sweetness. You can add nuts or chocolate chips for more crunch. And you can easily freeze these instead to make no-bake cookies. Seriously, so easy. Do whatever you want with these. It’s your life. LIVE IT. Because chocolate is the way to live.
So I had a lot of overripe bananas…
I feel like this is how most of my cooking adventures start. I buy a lot of bananas, eat a lot of them, freeze some of them, and STILL have bananas that end up going too brown. And I mean almost-black brown. So I end up making a lot of banana/oat-based creations. This one isn’t revolutionary, but I threw it all together and loved how they turned out. I will definitely work on tweaking it, though this is a really good base to work from.
This recipe is…delicious! If you love cookie bars but don’t eat gluten or animal products, these are PERFECT. Even if you do eat those things, they’re still perfect! They have only a few ingredients most of us have on hand when you eat the way we do. And they’re also full of protein because the main ingredient in these is beans! But you’d never know. I haven’t quite found the right baking length for these, but I enjoy eating cookie bars when they’re still a little gooey anyway.Honestly, we should just leave out the baking powder and soda, add less maple syrup, and eat the batter next time. YUM! 🙂
I baked these cookies up yesterday and really enjoyed them. So I had to share as soon as possible. Feel free to add mix-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, chopped nuts, etc. If you have an aversion or an allergy to almonds, try a different nut butter or a seed butter such as sunflower. These bake up nicely, and they stay soft. If you try them, let me know! And go tell Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry THANKS for this amazing recipe! Enjoy!