This is my 100th post! I feel like I should do something special, like they do with TV shows.
You know, like bake a cake with an obnoxiously large “100th!” topper and get all my friends around to take pictures with champagne glasses. Except… I’m at college.
So you get cookies instead! (Is anyone really complaining?)
Ok but first: college update! I really love Wesleyan- my dorm is awesome, my schedule is balanced, and the food here is so good.
Also to answer a question many have been asking- I’m not making these recipes from school. I actually spent all summer working hella hard to churn out a bunch of recipes that I could post from here!
All my written posts and social media updates are current, but my photos and recipes are from over the summer in DC. I’m sure one day (maybe even next year!) I’ll be able to balance my schedule enough to find space and ingredients to post from school, but I did my work beforehand to avoid any unnecessary stress now.
Can you tell I’m a planner? Okay, so I’ve rambled for this whole post so let me tell you about these cookies- they’re five ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, so easy to make, and adorable! Also they taste good. Make them. Peace.
- 1 cup vanilla almond butter, softened
- 1 cup + 1 Tbsp ground oat flour
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional: cane sugar for coating
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the almond butter and vanilla.
- Grind your oat flour (It took about 1¼ cup oats to yield 1 cup + 1 tbsp flour)
- Add sugar and mash in banana. Combine with a fork till well mixed.
- Add flour until a soft dough forms.
- Chill dough for at least half an hour.
- Using a half tablespoon cookie scoop, drop rounded balls of cookie dough onto your lined baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten.
- Sprinkle cookies with cane sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes and let cool on a wire rack.
Other exciting news- I’m now sharing my recipes over at One Green Planet! Check out one of my most popular dessert recipes reposted here.