24 Nov 2015

BANANA BREAD COOKIES with COCONUT CREAM + CHOCOLATE SAUCE


These cookies taste like banana bread. We all like banana bread (except for the crazies). Therefore, we (except for the crazies) will all like these. [Note to crazies: I do love you so, but the fact that you don't like banana bread makes me question your sanity, that's all.]


I had some coconut meat in the fridge too so I figured, "Hey, may as well..." And then there was coconut cream. Of course when you put coconut cream on stuff, it makes it taste around 337 times better (research is still being carried out though so the estimates are not exact at this time). Finally I drizzled on a quick raw chocolate sauce - FYI I do not need a reason to do this - and that's what you're lookin' at now: banana bread buckwheat cookies covered in coconut cream and chocolate sauce. All raw, all vegan, all gluten-free, all too delicious. The only ingredients are fruit, nuts, seeds and oh, that's it. "HOW IS POSSIBLE!?" You might ask. It's possible because evolution is so damn neat that we have grown over millions of years to love the taste of sweetness and so we've continued to support symbiotic relationships with sweet things (aka fruit). It's become something our bodies really enjoy consuming, and also know how to take advantage of. There's no need to refine the sh#t out of plants - like white sugar - to make them taste good. Companies just do that so they get their shoppers addicted to their product. It's kinda depressing and scary to learn about. While they are doing that, I'm over here eating whole foods and being content as a chipmunk in a pile of pine nuts. White flour is boring, butter is gross and I am pretty sure that milk was supposed to be for the baby cows, and white sugar effects our brains in the same way cocaine does. Soooooo Imma stick wit bananas and buckwheat. Way yummier.

I didn't mean to scare ya there. I'm just sayin': why eat processed junk that makes you feel icky and is pretty destructive to the planet when you can eat treats like these cookies here and feel BETTER than ever? If you come up with a good reason, plz lemme know. I'll be here, chompin' down on these bad boys. X


BANANA BREAD COOKIES with COCONUT CREAM + CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Makes 8 large cookies

Cookies:
3 peeled very ripe bananas
2/3 cup almond flour
2/3 cup buckwheat groats
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Coconut cream:
1/4 cup young coconut meat
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon maple syrup 

Chocolate sauce:
Use this recipe

To make the cookies: mash the bananas with a fork (or your/ hands, woo) and then mix in everything else. You should end up with a gooey wet dough that holds it shape. Scoop into cookies with an ice cream scoop (or whatever) onto a liner dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 2-3 hours at 115 degrees. Or just use your oven at it's lowest temperature like I do. The cookies are done when they hold their shape and are a little chewy. Let them cool if you want.

To make the coconut cream: blend it all until smooth. If your blender is big, you may have to double the amounts but seriously when has leftover coconut cream ever been an issue.

Spread coconut cream on the cookies and drizzle on chocolate sauce. Eaaaaat.

ADAPTIONS: use buckwheat or oat flour instead of almond flour; use rolled oats or coconut shreds instead of buckwheat; use vanilla extract instead of vanilla powder.

OPTIONAL: add some Earth Balance peanut butter into the cookie dough, ya really can't go wrong with PB and bananas. 

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22 comments:

  1. These are awesomely ridiculous! Thank you for posting right before I make a trip to Whole Foods tomorrow. By this time tonight it will be ON!

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  2. Those sound awesome! Totally good for breakfast, right? I'd love one of those in the morning :)

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  3. Mmmmmm, delicious! I love banana bread!

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  4. These look delicious! I've never tried a raw version of banana bread, but this is definitely inspiration to try!!

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  5. Your pictures are always so beautiful! The recipe sounds purrrty tasty too!

    -KJ
    @omnomherbivore

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  6. yumm so hungry now!! Can't wait to try it :)

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  7. white sugar effects our brains in the same way cocaine does.

    Cool! And you can buy it at the corner shop really cheap without having to worry about the cops! Thanks for the tip!

    /sarcasm

    /though you did make sugar sound pretty good

    /the biscuits look good too

    /time to take some sugar and go play the stock market

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  8. Cool, raw banana bread! I've never seen that before. But where to get young coconut meat? I've never seen it before, and I am an avid Whole Foods and health food store browser.

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  9. Did you soak the buckwheat groats first?

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  10. AnonymousJune 04, 2015

    Your photography keeps getting better and better, Emily. I love visiting your blog! :)

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  11. I just made them! They're yummy! I baked them though because I wanted them ASAP. 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Noms.

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  12. I'm always relieved when a raw recipe doesn't ABSOLUTELY depend on a dehydrator! Groats 'n' 'nanas, so cheap and so nommy! I have a purpose for that fruitbowl of spotty bananas now.

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  13. Oh my goodness these look too amazing! Your recipes are so fantastic!

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  14. These are beautiful Emily! I am totally with you on the sugar=brain on cocaine train. Why would I use white flour/sugar when I have so many tasty options!? Your recipes and philosophy proves it. Thanks for another beautiful cookie for my dehydrator. PS I just added you to my website as one of my favorite blogs evaa! Hope to see you around the blogosphere!

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  15. Diz iz awezomenezz.

    I have an unrelated question. When you make raw banana/avicado pie and chill it, is there a way of preventing the banana cream layer from browning?

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  16. All your pictures look awesome, and so does the recipe... =)

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  17. There should be an app that filters every recipe including the words 'banana bread' from the interwebs and send it right to my kitchen counter. Oh yes, that would a good invention!

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  18. So I'm crazy you say... well maybe I just am haha. You know I really do not like banana bread! And the funny thing is, I keep baking banana bread (vegan but not raw). And I just feed it eeeeeeveryone around me, my husband, my daughter, sister, brother, friends and so on... and everytime I feel obligated to eat it myself and I'm desperately trying to like it, but I just don't *sniff*... But still, I am trying these!
    By the way, I came across your blog because I saw the almond joy recipe on Richa's blog. I just love your spirit. Makes me think of how I used to be, but sadly am not anymore.
    I love your pictures!

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  19. Your photography is amazing. Where did you learn to take such amazing food photos?

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  20. I just made these and they are heaven! I didn't have any coconut so I just made chocolate from your raw vegan chocolate recipe and put that on top! Banana bread and chocolate - mmmmmmmmmmh, so good!

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  21. I am obsessed with bananas and all their magic and will have them in every way, shape, or form. These cookies sound unreal! xo

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