Blender PB & B Cookies

I’ve had my vita-mix for almost a year and a half now and it is easily our most used appliance.  It mostly does smoothies, but occasionally I let her how her power over other foods.  Like dry oatmeal.  In order to make oat flour. In order to make cookies.  With peanut butter, ripe bananas and chocolate chips.  Need I say more?

Actually, this recipe could be made with a less powerful blender, as all of the ingredients are pretty soft and easy to blend, so if you don’t have a vitamix (we call ours The Precious), don’t fret.

Peanut Butter & Banana Blender Cookies

This cookies are wheat free, vegan and have only 1/3 cup of added sugar.  They are also tender, delicious and freeze well. Win win.  Could be made gluten free if you use gluten-free oats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place 1 1/4 cups of quick oats in a blender or food process and blend/process until a fine flour is formed.
  3. Place oat flour in a bowl, along with 1 cup of quick oats, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix.  No need to rinse out the blender yet.
  4. Place bananas, coconut oil, peanut butter, and vanilla in the blender and blend until smooth and uniform.
  5. Add banana mixture to the oat mixture and stir until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Batter doesn’t spread much, so they can be placed pretty close together.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until bottoms are starting to brown.