I don’t know about you but whenever I have a few overripe bananas, which I do often because my partner buys them and pretends that he will eat them so they get overripe and I have no choice but to use them, the first thing I think of is banana bread. Of course.
Even though I’m a vegan who isn’t a huge fan of bananas, I can admit to a deep love of banana bread, with or without blueberries, walnuts, pecans, cranberries or any other add-in. But thanks to the above mentioned surplus of overripe bananas lately, a woman like me is forced to be creative.
So I dug deep in my well of vegan cookie knowledge and came up with something new, at least to me.
Vegan banana oat cookies.
This is an easy vegan cookie recipe that you can halve or double from the original 24 cookies.
Some of you have reached out to me and asked why, oh why, do I so rarely post any #vegan desserts on this blog and the answer is two-fold really.
The first answer is simple: calories & sugar. Back in 2017 I made the decision to go vegan for my health, which meant I needed to get rid of old eating habits and replace them with healthier, cruelty free options that would help me lose weight and get back in shape.
Second, shortly after going vegan we moved from Germany to Romania and the stove we had until recently was total crap. Complete and total crap.
So there you have it, my short-ish explanation for why this blog has been seriously lacking in vegan dessert recipes. Today, we’re going to see if we can change that with some quick vegan peanut butter cookies.
Just in case you’re wondering, I have not yet reached my weight goal so these are not celebratory vegan cookies, they’re more like ‘celebrating my new stove’ cookies.
And since I’ve been looking for ways to make calorie friendly dessert recipes, I decided to fiddle with the recipe a little bit, so here we go!
Brown sugar (light or dark, unless you have access to truly vegan cane sugar)
Almond milk (or your preferred plant milk)
Vanilla extract (I use Dr. Oetker’s Madagascar vanilla and I love it, but use what you have)