Oat and Banana Cookies with Date Chocolate Sauce

I saw a recipe for Oat and Banana cookies in the spirit of valentine’s day. Thought these would be cute to make for my sweet who loves treat. He is not a huge fan of chocolate, but plant based chocolate things tend to be the right kind of chocolate flavor for him. He does love chocolate peanut butter combo. I think these will satisfy his need for that fix.

I adapted this recipe from . It was posted on center for nutrition studies site.

The recipes calls for 15 cookies. I only wanted 4. We are two people in this household. We don’t need that much hanging around. My staff would probably disagree as they like when I have extras. I should note that these are not a hard cookie. They are really soft. Like a soft granola type bar.

Time: 30 mins           Cook Time: 16-20         Yield 4 cookies


 

Ingredients

  • Ripe Banana
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp cacao powder  (I may have used a bit more because I want more flavor. Figure out what you like)
  • splash of non dairy milk of your liking. Or you could do a little bit of apple sauce instead.

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or you can use a silpat. (see also date sauce for some prep things you can do)
  • Get out your cookie cutter of choice
  • Puree the banana, cacao, and peanut butter with sea salt. You can use a standing blender or immersion blender. Depending on how ripe your banana you could use a standing mixer with paddle attachment. Hand held mixer would work too
  • Fold into batter your oats
  • Place cookie cutter on your prepared baking sheet. Put even layer of batter into cookie cutter. Slip the cookie cutter off. Repeat until all your batter is gone
  • Bake middle rack 16 mins let cool

 

The recipe calls for you to soak the dates. I used a method from my deliciously ella cookbook that I have used before. The soaking takes 30 minutes, but this method takes 5.

Date Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pinch sea salt

 

  • Whilst you are prepping everything set a pot of water on the stove with the water. Get it to a boil.
  • Pit the dates. I tear them in half then throw them into a 1 cup measuring cup.
  • When water is boiled throw in the dates. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once 5 minutes is up throw dates and water into blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients
  • Blend
  • Pour into jar and let cool

You can put the sauce on the cookies however you want. If you want a thicker sauce you can add less water. I don’t mind the thickness as this makes a fair amount of sauce. I think would be a yummy sauce to use onto of some sort of pancakes or dessert. Throw it on oatmeal in the morning.

Let me know if you try.

Together we can…

 

 

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