Monday, October 24, 2011

If Elvis Had a Cookie...

This little combo would have been his signature! I found this recipe last week and just knew I had to try it! I mean, who can resist a good peanut butter, banana, chocolate combo? Not me-especially when it's a clean version! They were everything I hoped they would be and perfectly crisp right out of the oven (making it far too difficult to stop after just one!).

Banana & Peanut Butter Flaxseed Cookies
recipe from Clean Eating Magazine

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 medium banana, mashed
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
2 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork. Stir in maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring just to combine; do not over-mix. Fold in chocolate chips, if desired. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and let cool directly on rack.

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