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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct
26

banana cookies

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been listening to A LOT of podcasts. All kinds! And I’ve learned so much from them. My brother had mentioned over the summer that he listens to podcasts so I immediately found some that suited my interest and since then they’ve been so educational! Anywho, because of one of the podcasts I listen to (the One Part Podcast), I was turned on to a book called We Need To Talk by Celeste Headlee. So so so good! And I’m not even halfway through it, but I’ve learned so much about how to have a more meaningful conversation and about conversing in general. I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone. I also want to  recommend the One Part Podcast to everyone, especially women, but men can listen too. It’s one of my favorites.So good!banana cookies

Anyways. Cookies.  This recipe. These cookies. So freakin amazing. Like I could just eat these for the rest of my life and be happy. Okay actually that’s a lie because I need guacamole and tacos. But still these cookies are so yummy! They are vegan, gluten free,and refined sugar free. I mean, how can I not want to eat ten of these at a time? They don’t last very long in my house, I can tell you that.

Is it bad that I eat them for breakfast sometimes?

Speaking of yummy goodies, with the holidays coming up, I was wondering if any of you have any holiday recipes you’d like to see made vegan and gluten free? I have a few in mind, but I thought I’d ask you if there was anything in particular that you’ve been missing. Comment on this post, or shoot me an email with your suggestions! I’d love to hear them!

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies-Vegan, Gluten Free

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 Over Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1.5 Cups Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda,baking powder, and salt.

  3. In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until they are a pureed consistency. When done mashing, add maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract to the banana puree and mix. 

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.

  5. Fold in chocolate chips.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, place dough on a lined cookie sheet about an inch apart.

  7. Bake for 9 minutes. When taken out of the oven, they may have to be "squished" with the bottom of a cup so that they lay down more. Let cool completely and enjoy.

  8. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days.

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins

Sep
10

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

It’s been a crazy busy weekend so far. We were out of town and literally had no down time, so now that we’re back home I’m glad to be able to relax a little. I DO love traveling, but I’m always happy to get back home and back to my routine. Can anyone else relate? My favorite thing about coming home though is seeing my dogs get when we back. My father-in-law watches them when we leave, so that gives me peace of mind because I know that they are being well taken care of. Matt misses the dogs even more than I do when we’re gone, if that’s even possible. I’m not sure it is though.

I did get to do some shopping while we were out of town. Where we went has a nontoxic makeup store that I couldn’t wait to go check out because otherwise I have to order my makeup online, which can be hit or miss. Sometimes the color doesn’t match my skin tone, so it’s difficult. That being said, I do feel like the trouble is worth it because I’m not putting gross chemicals on my skin. Which is why I eat the way I do: as clean and naturals possible. I’m not going to lie, it’s tough at times. Especially going out to eat, but I’ve learned to work around it and it does get a lot easier over time. I just feel so much better knowing that what I’m eating and putting on my skin doesn’t have any gross stuff in it.

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate! Who doesn’t like chocolate? I know I sure do! It’s literally the best thing on the planet (besides tacos of course). These muffins are DOUBLE chocolate, so naturally they’re, in my opinion, double delicious.They are, of course, gluten free and plant-based and they are moist, chocolatey, and seriously addictive! I try to eat just one and I can’t do it. I can’t. I eat them for breakfast, while Matt eats them as a snack after dinner. I say to eat them whenever you feel like eating them. They are good for four days in an airtight container, but they usually don’t last that long in The Planted Kitchen household.

If you make this recipe, please let me know on social media by using #theplantedkitchen or by tagging me!

5 from 8 votes
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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Muffins
Author Whitney

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter * see note below
  • 3/4 cup Plant Milk of Choice
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Mix ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  3. While the flax mixture is sitting, in a large bowl, mix oat flour, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and baking soda.


  4. Next, add in flax mixture, almond butter, plant milk, vanilla extract. Mix together until there are no more clumps.

  5. Fold the chocolate chips into the muffin batter. 

  6. Line a muffin/cupcake tin with liners and fill to the top with batter. This should make about 6 large muffins. You can add extra chocolate chips to the top if you like.

  7. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.

  8. Let cool completely before enjoying.

  9. These will last in an airtight container for up to 4 days (if you don't eat them all before then!)

Recipe Notes

*Make sure to use creamy almond butter with only almonds as the ingredient. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun
26

 

Cookies! Who doesn’t love cookies? Everyone loves cookies. At least everyone that I know loves cookies. I tried probably 10 times to get this recipes right and I finally perfected it! So excited! Anyways, before I get to the cookies, let me tell you about what’s been going on lately.

My family and I went on a trip to beautiful Punta Cana a few weeks ago. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. The water is a gorgeous blue color that you can’t help but stare at. The sand is powdery white and perfect. If that weren’t enough, the food there is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Like I can’t even begin to describe how delicious this food was. The black beans there were quite possibly the best thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. SO flavorful!

My husband and I also went to the spa while we were there. I got a pedicure and he got a massage. I don’t like massages because theyhurt me! My husband was urging me to get a massage, but why would I voluntarily do something that’s painful?!? Craziness. Other than that, my husband andall of the other men played golf while the women sat by the pool. The rest of the time we were either at the beach, or by the pool. It was a relaxing vacation to say the least.

Now back to reality. I’ve been really busy testing recipes for you guys and I have some that I’m super excited about! For now though, let’s talk about these chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft, fluffy (can a cookie be considered fluffy?) and oh so yummy and perfect! They have no refined sugar, are dairy and egg free, and are gluten free! They’re even oil free! And let me tell you, they are so yummy! My husband requests them regularly (and if he doesn’t like something I make, he lets me know), so I think that’s a pretty good indication of how yummy they are.

Anyways, enough rambling. Now on to the recipe! If you make these, please let me know what you think by commenting below of using #theplantedkitchen on social media!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix almond flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add in maple syrup, almond butter, and flax and water mixture. Mix very well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Using a cookie scoop (or spoon ), place cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet about an inch apart (they will spread as they bake). Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool and enjoy!
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