I was never a big lover of cookies as a kid. Candy was always my go to sweet treat but as time progressed I began enjoying baked goods more and more. Since I can’t make any of my old baked goods I started experimenting with healthy vegan ones. At first I was hesitant – the texture and look of everything was off. I once made this banana bread and used apple sauce as an egg replacement.. Needless to say it turned out kind of jelly looking somehow. (One of my worse baking moments I must say) Everything just didn’t look and taste as good as the dairy and gluten filled goodies I made before. But really I came to the conclusion that it’s just trial and error. Unfortunately vegan baking is a bit more difficult and most of us will screw up a few times before we perfect it and make it rawesome!
Cacao is a wonderful superfood to add to baked goods as it is high in so many nutrients and minerals such as magnesium, iron, omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. It’s has the power to naturally enhance energy and is an aphrodisiac.
Goji berries are also an amazing superfood containing all essential amino acids (maybe even higher than bee pollen), high levels of vitamin C (100gram serving provides almost 100% of your daily vitamin c needs), has anti inflammatory properties and can be an immune system strengthening aid!
How could you not want to include these goodies in your baked treats?!
Here’s the recipe for my ‘under 10 ingredient’ superfood cookies:
Should make approx. 10-12 cookies
2 cups oats
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup of cacao nibs
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup quinoa flour (you could substitute for brown rice flower, almond meal..)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a big mixing bowl mash up the ripe bananas. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until nicely blended. (If mix is too dry, add another ripe banana, if it’s too moist add more oats) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make little dollops of batter on the sheet. Place cookies in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. When they look pretty golden and done take them out and let cool for 5 minutes then – enjoy!