Fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
I needed these.
Because last week I made some cookies and the dough was eww. And it’s not worth making cookies if the dough doesn’t taste to.die.for. And it’s like scientific fact that peanut butter + banana + chocolate is in fact to.die.for. Why don’t they make peanut butter+banana flavored wedding cakes? It’d be a banana cake with layers of peanut butter buttercream and then it’d all be iced in chocolate buttercream. Yes.
Until I come across that cake, I’ll just make these cookies. And eat that dough. They have peanut butter in them so you better believe they’re good. And they’re vegan, so you can go ahead and eat the dough without a care in the world.
Why is it always like a 12 year old’s birthday around here? I mean, all I do is make pizza and cookies. That said, these are my favorite cookies I’ve ever made. And since they have flaxseed they’re like a health food, right?
Yay for fiber + omega-3’s. Actually, there are only 2 tablespoons of flaxseed in the entire recipe. So eating some salmon + vegetables that day would not be frowned upon.
I’m a peanut butter fiend. Aren’t we all? I think I get it from my grandma. She was saying the other day how she’ll be eating peanut butter by the spoonful and she’ll say to herself, “okay, just one more little spoonful,” but then it ends up being more than one more little spoonful.
Then it hit me. My peanut butter obsession is genetic. I didn’t even have a chance. And I’m thinking my children won’t have a chance either.
So story time. I tend to do this thing where I wear the same outfit on Monday that I wore on Sunday. It makes total sense. I only wear the outfit on Sunday for like 3 hours (to church and then lunch after). Sundays are the only day I feel like I have time to put together an outfit that actually goes together and looks decent. The rest of the week I’m lucky if I have pants on as I run out the door. True story. And I never see the same people on Monday that I see on Sunday so it’s generally safe. Except this week I met Andrew for a dinner date on Monday night and he was like, “weren’t you wearing that exact thing yesterday? Like even that scarf?” To which I replied, “Why yes, yes I was. See what you get to marry!”
Oh well. I’ll cook him food and iron his clothes. Sometimes I feel like I should be concerned because I’m really excited to do all these wifely duties. Feminism is lost on me.
Okay now. These cookies. So fluffy.
They’re slightly crispy on the outside but then the center is complete doughy perfection. Now I want to remake every cookie I’ve ever made and use an ice cream scoop to put them on the baking sheet because it makes the cookies magical. Probably wouldn’t work for every cookie recipe. But I think remaking every cookie I’ve ever made would be a very good way to spend my time. I’ll get on that.
- heaping 1/3 cup 'melted' banana (~1 banana)
- 2/3 cup peanut butter, no added salt/sugar/oil
- 1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted (or butter)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup oat flour, spooned into cup
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 scant teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy free if vegan)
- Preheat oven to 350F. To make the 'melted' banana, peel and slice your banana and microwave for 1 minute. Or until banana appears 'melted.' In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 'melted' banana, peanut butter, Earth Balance, brown sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, ground flaxseed, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine until a dough forms. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop cookie dough onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.