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
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
1/4 cup young coconut meat
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon maple syrup
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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