Sunday, February 20, 2011

Banola Chocolate Chip Cakies

Today Adam and I are getting a real treat. My in-laws are taking both girls OVER NIGHT! This is a first for Little A and the first time we will be entirely child-free for a night since she was born.

As a thank you, I thought Big A and I should bake them something. My mother-in-law loves homemade baked goods, appreciates healthy food, and is a chocoholic, so I thought these would be perfect.

They are soft and cakey, with some chewiness from the granola and dried fruit. You can add chopped nuts too, if you like. You could also melt chocolate and drizzle over the top of them for an extra-cocoa kick.

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup granola (I used my homemade with dried cranberries and raisins, but any will do)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup agave syrup, honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heaping 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Whist together wet ingredients in a large bowl. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in granola. Dump dry ingredients into wet, add chocolate chips and stir until combined. Drop large mounds of batter onto greased or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 400 F for 12 minutes. Makes about 18 cakies

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