Fluffy [Cookie] Friday

November 12, 2010

Once upon a time I wrote about bananas being a girl’s best friend. Along with that post, I pondered recipes encompassing this wondrous fruit, one of which included cookies.

Cookie: On their way to the heater (aka oven, duh)

Filled with a sweet craving so strong, my mind wandered to those long ago cookie. The fluffy from the counter-ripened bananas, the crunch goji berries, and the sweet, sweet softness from the honey. These cookies were baked with a purpose.

That purpose being quenching my dessert thirst in an It’s-That-Time-Of-The-Month sort of way. And it worked.

Based largely on this creative, coconutty cookie recipe: CocoNana [Goji-Pollen] Fluff Cookies. You can definitely make these your insert-here cookies by changing the “crunch” element. Example: CocoNana [Chocolate Chip] Fluff Cookies, CocoNana [Pumpkin Butter] Fluff Cookies, or even, CocoNana [Mint Chip] Fluff Cookies. They’re that versatile. 😉

CocoNana [Goji-Pollen] Fluff Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 10 drops of liquid Stevia, or sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut butter (can sub coconut oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk substitute (almond, rice, coconut, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1-2 tbsp bee pollen

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the first four ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients, through vanilla extract (do not add milk yet). Mix thoroughly until moist and combined. Slowly add milk, stopping at 1/2 cup but adding more until all ingredients are combined but not overly wet. The batter will be slightly more wet than regular cookie dough. Add in goji berries and bee pollen (or whatever add-ins you’d like).

Drop cookies on a grease (or parchment paper-lined) cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy on the outside.

Super easy, nutritious, and super fluffy. One bite, and you’ll be hooked. These are good when you’re feeling the need for sweets, feeling a little fluffy, feeling a little Friday love, or just because you like cookies… because who the Hell doesn’t?

The End.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
Veterans Day Quotes by
Cynthia Ozick

What deserves your gratitude today?

November 12th Gratitude: Fridays. They never disappoint because you know they hold the secret to Weekends… (and my birthday tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!)

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan November 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Goji and bee pollen cookies?!? I am THERE! And banana too?! I am now officially having separation anxiety from my oven at home.
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..105degrees- L1-W3-D5- crab cakes- chocolate torte- &amp a challenge =-.

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Christine (The Raw Project) November 13, 2010 at 7:31 AM

These look great and I love the fluffy description too! 🙂 I’ve never worked with coconut flour or goji berries, so I may need to give these a try.

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Anne November 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Those look awesome! Made some fluffy pumpkin cookies the other day and remembered that I love puffy cookies almost more than chewy cookies!
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Rest Days =-.

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Kelly Michelle November 12, 2010 at 3:52 PM

yay happy almost birthday to us!!!!! I am getting ready to go out and I can’t wait to see my friends! My life has been all work and studying so this weekend is much needed. Hope you made some great plans

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Pure2raw twins November 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

YAY for fluffy cookies! I wish I could take a bite of one right now ; ) Looks like I am getting bananas next time I am out!!!

YUM!

~
Michelle
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Sexy Beast =-.

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Gracie November 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Those cookies look delish!! 🙂
.-= Gracie´s last blog ..an unfortunate reminder =-.

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kat November 12, 2010 at 12:09 PM

These sound incredible!! Love fluffy cookies 🙂 I also love how packed with nutritious goodness this stuff is!

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Deanna November 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM

These look great! Looks like I have a new blog to follow. Yay!
.-= Deanna´s last blog ..A Healthier Holiday Through Hot Chocolate Moments =-.

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christina November 12, 2010 at 11:09 AM

i have never heard anyone describe a cookie as “fluffy” and i’m really glad you did.
.-= christina´s last blog ..Prepping for the 5K and Due Date =-.

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