Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini-Muffins

We went to an awesome Valentine’s Day Brunch with some lovely mamas and kiddos 🙂 This was a perfect treat to bring! Bite-sized deliciousness and no one knew (or believed me!) that these were really made from great ingredients like garbanzo beans and applesauce. They are low-fat and protein-rific, yet still have that fun chocolate bite! Plus they are super simple. I bet these would be great fun baking with the kids! (just make sure to save some for your husband! Mine LOVED them!!)

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Chocolate Chip Cooki

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini-Muffins
recipe from
Makes 24 mini muffins (I doubled the recipe and had 39 mini muffins)

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini-muffin pan or cookie sheet. In a food processor, process oats, garbanzo beans, applesauce, vegetable oil, vanilla, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and brown sugar until completely smooth.

2. In a medium bowl, combine batter and chocolate chips. Into mini-muffin pan, scoop dough. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin pan.

Batter ready to bake!

Batter ready to bake!

Muffins resting/cooling

Muffins resting/cooling

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies

One of my fabulous readers, Kim sent me this deelish cookie recipe! They came out so great! Plus these were super simple and fast to make. This is a recipe you can whip up any time in no time 🙂

I ended up quadrupling the recipe to bring to Prema & Alex’s engagement party. I never even mentioned they were vegan and all the boys couldn’t get at them fast enough. Always so nice to see that! Some people hear that something is vegan and are immediately turned off. Have them taste them first and then let them know just how amazing vegan food can be! YUM!

Thanks Kim!!!

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Prep: 10 min
Cook time:  25 min
Makes 16 cookies
Recipe from Susan Sarandon (love her!!)

1 cup oat flour (I use half white flour and half whole wheat flour)
¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup plain soy milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ banana, cut into small pieces (I mash them, it makes the cookies more moist)
¼ cup walnuts (optional), chopped
1/3 semisweet chocolate chips (dark chocolate tastes good as well)

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 5 ingredients (up until sugar) in a bowl.   Whisk together oil, soy milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.  Add wet mixture to dry ingredients; stir to combine.  Fold in banana, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan.  Scoop dough onto pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown,  turning baking sheet halfway through.  Let cool and enjoy.

For a healthier cookie:
Honey, or agave syrup can be used to replace sugar.  Dried fruits or nuts can be used in place of chocolate chips as well.

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