just a smidgen

Katie’s GF Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Cocoa Cookies 2

This is Reading Week for my kids!

If you’ve ever crammed for finals.. or slaved over projects and essays
you’ll understand a well-earned and much-needed break for a treat,

and sometimes, only chocolate will do!

Katie found this recipe.. (somewhere and just sent a text message of the ingredients over her iPhone) and we just had to try them because they are loosely modeled after our lovely
Emeril’s Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies

If you loved those little chocolatey squares, you’ll love these little morsels that begin with similar ingredients:  mashed bananas and applesauce.

Add to the mix a little peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla..

and then pretty much anything else you love, like, say, protein powder, coconut, raisins or Vegan Chocolate Chunks like we did..

Enjoy Life makes Mega Chunks (we bought ours at Blush Lane Organic Market

mega chunks

free of milk, peanuts, tree nuts and soy
and the list goes on down the back of the package:

wheat, gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sulfites, egg, soy, fish, crustaceans, shellfish, sesame
(who knew that stuff could be in chocolate?)

Which then begs the question.. what exactly IS in these chocolate chunks?

Are you ready?

Ingredients: brown sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter

That’s it, three ingredients.. and three that I could actually read!

{ Btw.. I’ve not been asked to promote these, but I do love sharing a great find! }

Just leave them out if you are avoiding sugar.

We loved this recipe.. but discovered (sadly) that they go soggy if you put them in a plastic bag or container.. so make less or just leave them out on the counter. I may just have to make them again with a little brown rice flour to see if this makes the difference?


Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Katie’s GF Vegan Chocolate Cookies
Cook time
Total time
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: protein powder, chocolate chunks, nuts, coconut, raisins, etc
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients, mixing well to blend.
  3. *Let the batter stand for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Scoop onto baking sheets that are lined with parchment or with silpat liners.
  5. These cookies don’t flatten, so if you want them a bit flatter, just press gently down before baking. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are firm to touch.
  6. Remove to a cooling rack and enjoy!


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