Don’t you ever just want to grab a cookie out of your kitchen when you’re craving something sweet but also want something healthy? Yeah, me too. When I was busy whipping up granola in my kitchen the other night, I grabbed some peanut butter, oats and coconut flour, took random measurements of each and threw them in a bowl hoping for something interesting.
At first nothing was really working since coconut flour holds quite a lot of moisture so you need cups and cups of liquid to make it stick with anything. You also need quite a lot of eggs. However, I did not want to use my eggs on a recipe that might not turn out well so instead, I opted for a flax egg.
These doughy cookie bites are light and fluffy due to the coconut flour (a nice substitute for other grain flours, high in fiber and low in digestible carbs), peanut butter and banana. You could easily roll these into balls without baking them but I decided to try to bake them because we all love when our kitchen smells like baked goods!
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed+2.5 tbsp water combined)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup oats
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- ¼+1 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 medium sized ripe banana
- Preheat your oven to 350º and start by making your flax egg: combine your flaxseed and water in a small dish and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients and mash extremely.
- Pour flax egg into coconut dough mixture (feel free to use 1 small egg if you do not have flaxseed meal).
- Roll into 8-9 mini 1-1.5 inch balls on a greased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes. I did around 15-17 until they were golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Because the bites are so little, I’d probably go for about 2-3 a serving. If you choose, feel free to blend the oats in a small blender until a fine oat flour forms if you prefer a prettier cookie that doesn’t have oat chunks in it.
I was surprised with how well these turned out but let’s be real, any combination of peanut butter and banana won’t let you down.
You can pick up a 16 oz. bag of coconut flour at Trader Joe’s for $2.99 and at the same price you can also pick up this awesome crunchy chia seed and flax peanut butter that I use all. the. time. So tasty.
All of these ingredients can be purchased at TJ’s as opposed to Whole Foods or some crazy expensive health market so they won’t break your bank (and in my case – my college budget).
Now get baking!