By Chef: Kristen Suzanne
Posted:anuary 5, 2011
Raw vegan cookies using dehydrated banana slices. FULL of flavor, sweet, chewy-like, and delicious. Knowing that I could pair them with walnuts (or any nuts) would give me wonderful banana nut flavors. After I made these, my first bite sent my head swimming in joy.
Yield: 8-10 cookies
- 2 cups walnuts (soaked and dehydrated*)
- pinch Himalayan crystal salt
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 cup Raw homemade dehydrated banana slices, packed**
- 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar
1) Place the walnuts, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a food processor, fitted with the «S» blade and process to a coarse grind.
2) Add the dehydrated banana slices and process until they’re broken down and incorporated. As that is happening, add the raw agave nectar.
3) Process the mixture until you get a dough-like consistency. Form into small cookies (either flat as shown in the picture or in balls).
*For optimal digestion, use walnuts that have been soaked and dehydrated. To do this, soak the walnuts in filtered water for 6-8 hours. Drain and rinse. Spread the walnuts out on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 135 degrees for 45 minutes. Lower the temperature to 105 degrees and continue dehydrating until dry (approximately 12-24 hours).
**This recipe is designed to use dehydrated banana slices that you make yourself so they’re not processed with any other ingredients other than the bananas themselves. You’ll notice that banana slices in the store tend to be crunchy. By using homemade dehydrated banana slices, they maintain a softer, chewier texture, which is great for this recipe, and they’re fresh and pure. To make yours, simply slice the bananas and dehydrate them for about 18-24 hours or until a dry, chewy texture is obtained.