Cookies, we need cookies!
COOKIES! Yesterday, it overtook me. I don’t know why, but I felt the urge to bake something. If you’ve been following my blog or me on Instagram for a long time, you have certainly not missed the fact that I have been traveling in a van with my boyfriend for the last 3 months. And now we have a solid roof over our heads again and yes: finally an oven! Hallelujah!
Hence, my inspiration: Cookies! I wanted to bake cookies that were kind of “Christmassy”. A kind of “Christmas cookie”, but vegan and of course less unhealthy than the usual recipes. So vegan, healthy cookies shall it be! Whether it is Christmas or not. Chocolate cookies can always be eaten anyway! Especially when (almost) only good stuff is inside! This was also proved immediately after baking. Not all cookies made it to the photo. Because my tasters had to give their blessing first, especially with the liquid core which is best when warm! 😉
Healthy, delicious, fast, vegan, gluten-free!
- oven, baking plate with baking paper
- 2 ripe bananas
- 5 tbsp oatmeal gluten-free
- 3 tbsp cranberries
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 50 g walnuts chopped
- 1 tsp flax-seed ground
- 1 tsp cinnamon ground
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp speculoos cream optional
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180° C top/bottom heat.
- Mash the bananas with a fork in your bowl till it's smooth.
- Add all the other ingredients and mix them together well. You should get a not too firm and rather moist mass.
- For each cookie, add about one and a half tablespoons of the mass to your baking sheet. There should be 7 cookies in total.
- Bake your cookies in the oven for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees. After 15 minutes turn it off and leave the cookies in the warm oven for another 3 minutes. They taste best warm with a liquid core!
As you can see, I optionally use a speculoos cream. But you can also simply leave it off. Otherwise, you can replace it with half a teaspoon of ground cardamom and a quarter of a teaspoon of clove spice. Or you can add both if you like it a little more intensely after speculoos! There are no limits to your taste. And you don’t have to wait for Christmas to eat these delicious little things. Sure, it’s always Christmas somewhere! 😉
By the way, they also taste great when torn into small pieces as a topping on your porridge. I tested that right away this morning. Divine! When the day starts like this, nothing can go wrong! 😉
Cookies can be healthy too!
As you may have already noticed, I’m in the process of getting my education as a nutritionist ready. So I am even more concerned with the subject of “healthy eating” than I’ve already been. Therefore, in the near future, I will primarily provide you with recipes that contain the most important foods that you should eat several times a week – if not every day.
This recipe contains important nutrients and antioxidants from oatmeal, cocoa, berries, and nuts, as well as flaxseed and cinnamon. So, you don’t only consume valuable vitamins but also essential oils and fats, long-chain carbohydrates, and fiber. And they are tasty too! There will now be more and more recipes because I want to show you how easy a healthy and well-balanced diet can be! Since it is the right mix that counts! 😉