The New Year is upon us and that means we all start to take a deep look at our lives and see what we can do better. I’m the first to admit that my pants start to feel pretty snug around the holidays and I may eat a few more (like 10) chocolates per day than usual.
Getting back to healthy eating can be hard, so I like to ease into it with nothing other than cookies.
These Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies are vegan, gluten free, easy and help you use the inevitable rotting banana that has been sitting on the counter for 3 days and is really starting to stress you out.
Now don’t let the word “vegan” deter you! Some people see the word vegan and start running for the hills…or to the nearest donut shop. I see vegan and I think “hey, that’s probably some pretty clean eats right there and will probably make me feel good.”And it usually does, so give vegan a chance.
Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
- 1 super ripe banana
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash banana in a large bowl and add vanilla. Chop coconut flakes and add to banana mixture. Add chocolate chips and walnuts and mix well.Form mixture into cookies and place on greased cookie sheet. Form mixture into cookies and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Flip cookies and bake for 5 more minutes. Let cool before eating so that they firm and set.
These cookies are a perfect post-lunch snack when you’re reaching for something sweet. Swap the day-old office cake for these cookies for an extra energy punch to get you through the afternoon.
They are jam packed with healthy oils and antioxidants so you can feel good about your afternoon snack, instead of shameful and sad (we’ve all been there). Enjoy!