Vegans unite. We couldn’t have a Twelve Days of Gluten Free Cookies 2016 without a vegan cookie. I created this recipe in 2013 and nearly forgot about it until I was browsing through my recipe collection. These cookies are not only vegan but super healthy and perfect for those watching their sugar intake as they are sweetened with pure maple syrup. How sweet it is.
Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
4 mashed super ripe bananas
1/3 cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon stevia extract or one packet dry stevia
2 tablespoons pure honey
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 cup almond milk or other non-dairy
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup fine coconut flakes
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile in a medium bowl combine mashed bananas, apple sauce, almond milk, vanilla, stevia, honey, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
- Mix well. Using a small processor pulse one cup of oat until fine. Add to bowl. Mix in second cup of oats and tapioca starch.
- Add flour mixture, coconut flakes, golden raisins, and chocolate chips to wet banana mixture.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes. Let cookies set for 2-3 minutes then move to a wire wrack to cool completely.