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.
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
- 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?
“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!!!!!!!!!!)