Not a day goes by without a dose of my beloved matcha, usually as a soy matcha latte. When my love for matcha, chocolate and cookies combine, it results in these delicious cookies. These have the perfect combination with a subtle hint of matcha powder and melty [vegan] chocolate chips.
On this day I had lots of organic carrots that I purchased on special. On this day I was craving carrot cake. On this day I was also craving cookies. All healthy and vegan versions of course. Combine all this and I have a tray of carrot cake cookies laden with secret untraditional ingredients- because that’s how I roll….roll into bed with a belly full of cookies that is!
Does anybody else crave snacks continuously during the day when the weather is cooler? I certainly do and its always baked goods. Lucky I always have a healthy baked stash on hand like these gluten-free, vegan banana and chocolate chip cookies. I found a forgotten jar of green banana flour in the pantry and decided to use it in this cookie recipe.
Have you baked with banana flour before? Green banana flour is high in potassium and fibre as well as being an excellent source of resistant starch. Resistant starch is fermented by healthy intestinal bacteria and turned into short-chain-fatty-acids (SCFAs). Hear SCFAs play a vital role in the human body including being a source of energy for the cells in your gut.