A Sweet Treat!Posted: January 5, 2012
I’m a mom so it’s imperative I have a decent cookie recipe in my repertoire. I’m not certain baked goods are actually Paleo, but there are recipes to try, and enjoy. Everything in moderation!
The following recipe was originally for a primal chocolate chip cookie but I took the base of this recipe and have used it for all the cookies and muffins I’ve made, until recently. The result is always delicious and I don’t feel guilty about indulging my sweet tooth or allowing the girls to have more than one.
Cookie / Muffin Recipe
- 3 cups Almond Flour (local grocery “giant” carries it in their healthy foods section)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- ORIGINAL recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups ENJOY Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (I use a whole bag); BANANA NUT I like to add 3 ripe bananas and a generous handful or two of chopped walnuts, you can add chocolate chips, too. You can also use dark chocolate chips instead of ENJOY.
- Pre-heat oven to 375
- Combine dry ingredients in one bowl
- In a smaller bowl beat eggs, maple syrup and vanilla (this is when you’d add your mashed bananas)
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix
- Melt coconut oil, pour into batter, mix
- Add chocolate chips, walnuts or other additions – get creative!
- Grease pan or use cupcake liners – your preference
- Original cookie bakes for about 15 mins or until the cookie is golden and cake like. When banana is added, cook time goes up, I check every 5 minutes. Banana muffins become nice and brown when finished.
I’ve made this recipe a number of times as chocolate chip cookies, mini chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip – banana nut (or no nut) muffins. Try heating them up for 10 seconds in the microwave and you’ll find heaven.
That recipe had me fully satisfied for over 9 months until I saw a link to PaleoParents’ Dark Chocolate Banana Bites this week. I just happen to have a few soft bananas in the house in hopes of making “something banana”. KISMET. They are moist, satisfying and delicious. It’s an amazing fix for a chocolate craving and you can eat them for breakfast.
I made a few changes to Paleo Parent’s recipe only because it’s what I had on hand and I love banana: 3 bananas, dark cocoa powder, ENJOY chocolate chips. It also took longer to cook, check every 5 minutes because I can’t remember but that’s what I did and they were perfect.