Sunday, April 5, 2009

Banana nut mocha chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

I am an evil genius. OK, I'm no Dr. Horrible, but these freakin' cookies are sinfully awesome. But wait, there isn't really anything bad for you in much natural, organic, non-hydrogenated goodness as you can pack into a cookie. These bad boys really pack a punch, or evil death ray blast, whatever you've got on you.Banana nut mocha chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

2 Cups cooked steel cut oats

2 Cups King Arthur Flour white whole wheat flour (or all purpose, or whole wheat pastry flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup vegan margarine (Earth Balance)
1 1/2 cup Sugar in the Raw
2 TBS Flax seeds
1 Banana
1/3 cup strong black coffee
1 tsp vanilla

2 Cups semi sweet vegan chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Cook oats or cook extra when you're making breakfast. You are eating oatmeal for breakfast, right? Measure 2 cups of already cooked oats and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 375.

Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Grind 2 TBS flax seeds. Blend together with 1 banana and 1/3 cup brewed coffee. Set aside.

Mix together margarine and sugar. Add flax banana mixture and blend well. In 3 batches blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the oats, choc chips, and nuts.

Drop by teaspoons full onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 min or until edges start to brown. Let cool on baking sheet 1 min and transfer to cooling rack.


ginger said...

interesting. how's the texture? i've never made cookies with already prepared oatmeal so i'm very curious! i love the coffee part...i heart coffee!!

Jenn said...

The texture is cakey, yet chewy, and they are also crispy on the outside. All in all a pretty good cookie.
OK, the cooked oatmeal was an improv. I started making them, then realized I took the rolled oats to eat a work. So instead of getting out of my pj's and driving 2 minutes to the store I threw some steel cut oats into my awesome RICE COOKER and used the cooked oatmeal instead of the rolled oats.

ginger said...

hahahahaha! nice RICE COOKER jab there. ;) funny.

good improv with the oatmeal too!

Virginia said...

yum cookies!!!!!!

Mihl said...

What a great idea! They sound amazing and have lots of my favourite ingredients in them.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Those look like mighty cookies- in a good way.

We just saw Dr. Horrible (yeah, we're a bit behind..) and loved every minute of it.

DJ Karma said...

Holy oatmeal, Batman- the Evil Genius strikes again!

aredcardigan said...

I am a cookie monster....I love cookies...nom nom nom nom

Binx said...

Oh man! This and the eggplant parm look evil.

jrsimon56 said...

Woah baby! Those look great. And goodness for the body and soul? Bliss.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i will be trying these post-passover. the title of the post alone made me salivate profusely.

River said...

Death by cookies! Bring it on, Mrs. Evil Genius!! :-)

Joanna said...

jenn, i am still miserable and totally swollen!!! i guess it takes more days than i thought for the squirrel-like appearance to go away :(

everything i eat is through a straw. it's so depressing.

River said...

It would be AWESOME to be a photographer for the Audubon Society! Just sit around waiting for birds to strike a cool pose and take their picture? Dream job! :-)

YAY for Lost in Austen!! I hope you love it, I miss mine so much! (left it at home)