Loads of Chocolate Chips, Cookies

June 16, 2011

I went a little crazy with the baking last night. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. Maybe it was the massive amounts of super ripe bananas I had on hand, or maybe it was my unquenchable sweet tooth. Maybe it was just that I love to bake. And bake I did.

But I didn’t spend hours slaving over a recipe, like I sometimes do. No, no. These recipes were SO easy. Easy enough to say I pretty much eyeballed the measurements and everything still came out great. The first recipe I’ll share with you is the one for cookies. Gooey, fluffy, chocolate chip heaven cookies.

And what good is a cookie without chocolate chips?

Loads of Chocolate Chips, Cookies

[gluten and dairy free, vegan, fluffy and chocolate chip approved]

Recipe adapted from the I Heart Wellness Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

  • 1 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup rice protein powder, Vanilla (any protein powder will do, the tastier the better)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, gluten and dairy free, if desired
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) (may use applesauce, vegetable oil, or butter)
  • 1/4 cup NuNaturals Baking Blend (may sub regular sugar, honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp almond milk, or milk of choice (if using honey, maple, or agave nectar for sweetener, add milk 1 tbsp at a time until reaches desired consistency, may use less)
  • 1 large very ripe banana

BAKE:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (from flour to chocolate chips). Add in the remaining ingredients, including the whole banana.

Stir until well combined, smashing banana as you mix, chunks are ok.

Drop dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Don’t even bother to let them cool before eating. These are way too good to not enjoy straight from the oven. You know, while the chocolate’s still melty.

Now that’s a cookie!

As far as gluten free, and even vegan, cookies are concerned, these take the cake cookie! They are… um, were, so good.

When I make chocolate chip cookies, there are always a plethora of chips involved. I’m not one to skimp on the chocolate chunks, are you? I know some people are more fans of the actual cookie dough, cookie, than the added chocolate, but I’m not one of these people. My cookies have substance, liveliness, and enough chocolate chips to make a mess when you’re eating them.

How do you prefer your cookies? On the rocks (lots of added stuff) or straight up (plain Jane)?

 

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina June 19, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Craving these cookies like woah. These look like the perfect cookie and they’re healthy too 🙂

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Chuck June 16, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I like mine on the rocks! Although, my dad likes them “like rocks” so that he can crumble them up on top of a bowl of cereal.

That addition of salt is sooo crucial. I’ve learned that from my bread baking- it really brings out a ton of flavor.

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Alyssa @ Life of bLyss June 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM

ON THE ROCKS fa sho!

and I’ve gotta tell ya, Lori.. I have ONE fitbite left (I’ve been rationing), and it’s going to be a sad, sad day tomorrow when I finish my last post-run fitbite. waaah!

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Jenn @ Peas & Crayons June 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

ahhhh 100 bucks says i still screw them up1 but they look so good!!! <3 and then christin above with her pb on the cookie suggestion… ahhhh i'm drooling!

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Christin@purplebirdblog June 16, 2011 at 2:58 PM

These look pretty much like I would envision a perfect cookie… spread some PB on that bad boy and we’re off to the races.

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Anna June 16, 2011 at 7:58 AM

I just want to eat them all!!! they look soooo good- I want to pull them out of the screen ahhhhh 🙂

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amy@healthyhungryhappy.com June 16, 2011 at 6:42 AM

ohhh i like my cookies anyway…on the rocks is prob the best…oh and dirty..very dirty!

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kalli June 16, 2011 at 5:09 AM

these look just about perfect! YUM! please send some over so i can have them for bfast 🙂

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Kat June 16, 2011 at 4:40 AM

mmmm I just love cookies in general! I think its anything that comes in the cookie shape, and is doughy and soft, I will love. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve met a cookie I didn’t like, which obviously can cause some problems 😉

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Katie June 16, 2011 at 4:20 AM

I am a fan of the mini chips – I think you get more bang for your buck, because instead of a bite that is all chocolate, you get a better ratio of chocolate to cookie. Have I overthought this? Maybe, but I have converted a lot of people.

I made cookies that are almost identical to these earlier this week! I love how bananas make cookies fluffy.

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Kelly June 16, 2011 at 3:45 AM

That’s a hard question…typically I like my cookies plain jane. But I do like those trash can cookies…that have like everything in them…preztels, chocolate chips, potato chips, etc….those are so good because I like the sweet and salty pairing.

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Pure2raw twins June 16, 2011 at 3:33 AM

oh yum!! nothing beats freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

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Katie June 16, 2011 at 1:50 AM

These look delicious. 🙂 I needed some recipe ideas for my stevia baking blend!

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 16, 2011 at 1:49 AM

I love my cookies both ways! These sound amazing! If its a simple peanut butter cookie then I definitely want to keep it just peanut butter, however I am a MAJOR fan of white chocolate-cranberry-macadamia nut cookies!

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lindsay June 16, 2011 at 1:31 AM

on the rocks please! baking is a great way to unwind. just the smell makes me happy.

Hope you are getting some rest friend.
LC

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