Sunday, August 6, 2017

222 Cookies

Equipment needed:
Vita-Mix with the Dry Container or Blender, Spatula, 1 cup Measuring Cup, Bowl, Spoon, Parchment Paper (optional), and a Cookie Sheet

2 Bananas
2 single-serve Applesauce (8 oz total)
2 cups Almond Meal (or nut-free flour of your choice)
1/2 pkg Chocolate Chips (dark chocolate mini-chips this time)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Blend the bananas and applesauce, working up to a higher speed to build a bit of air into the mixture.

In the bowl, stir together the flour and chocolate chips. Scrape the blender mixture into a bowl, and stir gently.

Spoon onto a cookie sheet and tamp down a bit to make into a cookie shape. These will not flatten though they may rise a little. The more air you can hold in the mixture, the more bread-like the result will be. Putting parchment paper under the cookies will help prevent sticking.

Bake 15 minutes. Flip each cookie, rearranging as needed if some are darker than others. I found the right and left edge cookies were baking faster even with the convection on. Bake another 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool. The middles will continue baking as they are cooling.

I was inspired by the chocolate eclairs on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and wanted something similar. Not up to a replacement for choux pastry - yet. 😋

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