Banana coconut and chocolate cookies fresh from the oven
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This recipe builds upon my earlier post about banana and coconut cookies, which can be found here.
That post in turn was inspired by an article over at “Grok Grub”, which can be seen here.
The idea behind this experiment was to bless the cookies with the gift of chocolatiness. Delicious, velvety, chocolatiness. Darkly bitter, tantalising chocolatiness.
The kind of chocolatiness that fills your waking hours with subconscious whispers that simultaneously tempt, encourage, and suggest, and that also haunts your dreams in that hinterland between midnight and dawn, so that you wake restless, with the taste of a cocoa bean you never ate still in your mouth…
Ahem. I might have got a bit carried away there. I really do like chocolate, though. Just give me a minute to compose myself…right, I feel better now…
So, what we are going to do is take our standard recipe’s ratio of 1 banana : ¾ cup dessicated coconut and add 100% cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla essence to it as follows…
- 1 tbsp 100% cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
The actual preparation and baking remains otherwise unchanged – see original post for details.
Banana coconut and chocolate cookies enjoyed with a pot of Oolong tea
Results and notes
Me like. Me like lots. Oooh yeah, baby, me like lots!
Mrs. Paleovirtus liked them so much that she declared them to be nearly as good as my blueberry muffins, which coming from her is high praise indeed.
The next great leap forward might be to try for a complete and utter choccy overdose and incorporate some cocoa nibs in them, or perhaps even give them a paleo-friendly chocolate topping…
I think I like where this is going…watch this space…
Update – 8th. October, 2014 – MORE Chocolate!
I’ve experimented with the addition of 100% cocoa nibs to the base recipe in the ratio of 25g of cocoa nibs to 1 banana, etc.
The results were superb! Spot on, in fact! I now declare this recipe nailed, finalised, cast in bronze, graven in stone, beyond improvement, parfait, Mesdames et Messieurs…
Now with added cocoa nibs