• Amy Slater

Plantain Spinach Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)


In our house cookies fill in many purposes: an on the go snack, a treat for dessert along with some plain yogurt with cinnamon and another source of energy for their lunchbox.


I especially like baking my own cookies because I can control the quality of the ingredients and the amount of sweetener. You can also add in other nutrient dense ingredients like flax seed to boost the recipe nutrition! Flourless green plantain cookies are a perfect fit for my kids’ nutrition needs. The green plantain feeds their beneficial gut flora and provides a rich source of energy.


My taste testers both agreed that these were a very yummy treat!


INGREDIENTS:


4 green plantains 1/2 cup freshly ground flaxseed 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1 cup soaked pitted dates 4 cups raw spinach 3 whole eggs 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chocolate chips

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Grind the flax seed down into a flax meal.

  3. Peel and quarter the green plantains. Add two to the blender along with 1/2 of the coconut oil. Use the tamper to puree the plantains.

  4. Pour the pureed plantain into a large bowl. Puree the other two plantains along with the remaining coconut oil.

  5. Next, add the dates and eggs to the blender and puree until smooth. Add the spinach and ground flaxseed to the dates and eggs and puree well.

  6. Add the date, egg, and spinach mix to the plantain puree and beat with a hand beater.

  7. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  8. Drop small 1-inch balls of batter onto the baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

  9. Cool completely, then store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Give this recipe a try! Your kiddos will love it as much as mine do!! Send me a message when you create your own flourless spinach cookies!