Yummy and healthy recipe for nut-free Chocolate Chip Kiddies Cookies (perfect for adults too!)
1 3/4 cup gluten-free oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 ripe banana, mashed
1-2 tbsp maple syrup/stevia
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces, chopped (I used dark sea salt chocolate, but raw or milk chocolate would also work well!)
Preheat oven to 180° C.
In a food processor, add 1 cup of oats and process until it becomes a fine flour.
In a large bowl, combine oat flour, 3/4 cup whole oats, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk coconut oil and egg together until light and bubbly (4-5 minutes). Add mashed banana and maple syrup and continue to whisk until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined. Stir through the chocolate pieces.
Spoon heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto a lined baking tray until you have 10-12 cookies.
Place in oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden and cooked.
Store in an air-tight contained for up to 3 days.
Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit www.jessicasepel.com for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.