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Vitamix Banana Lemon Drop Cookies

Posted on October 1st, 2012  |  4 Comments

Hello there. Happy Monday (night!) How’s it going? Going good ova here, I on a new kick called: Getting A Lot of Things Done on Monday. It’s where I get a bunch of junk done on Monday, that way the rest of the week just slides right on downhill. It’s totally fulfilling, surprisingly easy, and makes Tuesday that much better.

Like right now, I’m baking cupcakes. These cupcakes, to be exact. I’m using whole wheat pastry flour and perhaps a tad less butter in the frosting, well, maybe. Birthday cupcakes have less calories, right? Right.

Something I’m putting off till tomorrow is a new batch of lotion and deodorant, with a possible variation of both. I’ll be sure to share if successful.. so if I don’t tell you about it then you know I’m a total failure and can’t even recreate one of my own recipes. Either way, I am pretty excited to try out this new coconut oil, so sweetly sent to me by Tropical Traditions. I’ve been using it as eye makeup remover and like it so much better than the store bought stuff, who knew coconut oil could be used for anything?

Like for baking these here banana lemon drop cookies.

Inspired by the cookbook that came with my love vitamix, they’re somewhat on the healthy side, but irresistable all the same. Don’t worry, you can make this in a regular blender too.

Originally they didn’t have any sugar, the ripe bananas add a natural sweetness, but I wanted to kick it up a tad on the cookie scale and added brown sugar. Or you could also add molasses, I think it’d compliment them really well.

The nuts and dates are interchangeable as well, vitamix used raisins, I was out of chocolate chips, but pretty much anything’s game.

Start your week of right with a slightly sweet treat and checking a few things off your list, it’s all downhill from here.

~l

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Vitamix Banana Lemon Drop Cookies

by The Talking Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

 

Ingredients (14 cookies)

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4-1/3 c. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract, substitute vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/3 c. rolled oats
  • 1/3 c. chopped nuts (I used pecans and almonds)
  • 2-3 dates, rough chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

To vitamix or blender add the banana, oil, sugar, extract, and 1 c. oats. Blend on high until smoothish. About 30 sec on high on the vitamix. You may have to scrap down the sides.

Add the nuts, dates and oats and incorporate with a spatula, you may find it easier to transfer this mix to a bowl and then add in the nuts/dates/oats, your choice.

Make 14 balls and transfer them to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, flatten them a little once on the baking sheet.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 1 minute then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

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4 Responses

  1. Amanda says:

    What an interesting flavor combination! The lemon caught my attention, but these sounds really good, and so simple.

    I also use coconut oil for everything. It’s also great mixed with some sugar to create a super moisturizing body scrub. :)

  2. Lori says:

    i’m wondering if i can use 1 drop of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil in place of the lemon or vanilla.

    • talkingkadmin says:

      Hi Lori,
      I was wondering the same thing this weekend, funny you should ask. If you have quality essential oil (which I believe Young Living is a good brand), you can ingest them. It should say “therapeutic-grade” if you can eat it. 1 drop should be enough, and I’m pretty sure citrus essential oils survive best in the fridge. Hope that helps!

      Lauren

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