(by Karine Boulianne)
(If using coconut oil, the recipe is vegan.)
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1/4 c. coconut oil (any other oil or butter)
1/2 c. stevia or 3/4 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. or more molasses
1/2 c. almond flour
1/2 c. soy flour
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
2 T. chia seeds
chocolate chips (optional)
almond butter at room temperature (optional)
In a large bowl, mash banana and oil together.
Add stevia or maple syrup and molasses.
Add almond, soy and all-purpose flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves, and chia seeds.
Add chocolate chips, if using.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Form mixture into small balls, about 1 T. each.
Place on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, and flatten slightly with a spatula.
Bake for 9 - 10 minutes (the longer you bake them, the chewier they become).
Drizzle with almond butter before serving.
Makes about 18 cookies.
(Read Old Soul, the story that accompanies this recipe.)