Chocolate Chip Cookies (with secret ingredients!)

Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite cookies.  Any variation of this favorite is alright with me!!

While cruising the web, I found this delicious SPECIAL recipe — even the pictures looked good enough to eat.  The recipe is from Marie and Josh and posted on their Two Peas and Their Pod blog.

What makes these cookies special is two things:

  • No flour, eggs, butter, and very little sugar.
  • Contain peanut butter, bananas and Gluten Free oats.  All yummy ingredients!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (with secret ingredients!)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (with secret ingredients!)


  • 3 large, very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, slightly warmed, but not melted
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Stir in the peanut butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Note-If you don't need the cookies to be vegan, you can use honey instead of agave nectar and regular chocolate chips. I love these cookies eaten right out of the freezer.

I love the sounds and look of this recipe.  Of course, it contains LOTS of my favorite ingredients!

Of course, I would use Coconut Nectar rather than agave syrup — just because I like it better and because I have heard too many conflicting stories about agave syrup.

Well, heading to the kitchen to make a batch …. how about you?


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