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Plantain and Chocolate Cookies

Plantain and Chocolate Cookies
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 24

Who doesn’t love plantains? Baked or fried, they can make the perfect mid afternoon snack. They’re also great as a side dish or garnish in baking and dessert recipes. They can also be great in classic uses like tostones, chips or mofongo. This time I would like to show you a very original way to use them if you want to get the younger members of the family to eat more vegetables and fruits: chocolate cookies! Although it sounds a little crazy, they make the perfect pairing with chocolate and I assure you that one cookie won’t be enough. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
large ripe plantains
Raisins or walnuts, to taste (optional)
1 1/2
teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined
1
teaspoon baking powder
2
organic eggs
3/4
cup flour
1
pinch sea or kosher salt
1 1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon, optional
3/4
cup dehydrated coconut
1 1/2
tablespoons organic cane sugar
2
teaspoons semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • 2
    Line a baking tray with parchment paper, aluminum paper or lightly grease with coconut oil.
  • 3
    Place plantains in a food processor and lightly process until you have a puree. Add raisins or nuts, if desired.
  • 4
    Add rest of the ingredients to the food processor, except chocolate. Process until everything is well combined.
  • 5
    Add everything to a bowl and add chocolate. Use a spatula to combine everything.
  • 6
    With a spoon, shape the dough into small balls and place them on the previously prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
  • 7
    Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • For a lower calorie or sugar-free version, use stevia.
  • You can process just one of the plantains and add the other one at the end for more texture.
  • For gluten-free cookies, use almond or coconut flour.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Who doesn’t love plantains? Baked or fried, they can make the perfect mid afternoon snack. They’re also great as a side dish or garnish in baking and dessert recipes. They can also be great in classic uses like tostones, chips or mofongo. This time I would like to show you a very original way to use them if you want to get the younger members of the family to eat more vegetables and fruits: chocolate cookies! Although it sounds a little crazy, they make the perfect pairing with chocolate and I assure you that one cookie won’t be enough.

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