Salted Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Serves: 12 2ounce cookies
 
I used the Plant Based Egg~ egg replacer by Freely Vegan- but the original recipe called for cornstarch and no egg at all, so I suspect you could use the cornstarch instead of egg replacer and it will be totally fine.
I've been trying to cut some of the sugar out of my baking lately, so I decide to use ¼ cup of Stevia in place of the ¼ cup of the granulated sugar from below recipe with great results
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour 1¾ cups (218g)
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Egg Replacer (*see note above) 2 teaspoons OR 1 Tbs Cornstarch
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Vegan Butter ½ cup (113g)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter ¼ cup (56g)
  • Ripe Bananas 2 small (approx ⅔ cup)
  • Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Semi Sweet vegan chocolate chips, chunks or I prefer to use a bar of chocolate for super melt-y chocolate! 1 - 1½ cups
  • Crushed Peanuts *Optional ½ cup
  • Course grain pink sea salt *optional as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cream the vegan butter with the peanut butter and brown sugar and stevia if using (or granulated sugar) until well combined, about 2 minutes
  3. Add the vanilla extract and the mashed banana, mix well
  4. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, egg replacer or cornstarch and salt) mix just until combined
  5. Add the chocolate chips & optional peanuts and mix well.
  6. Scoop the cookies with a 2ounce cookie scoop or simply drop large tablespoons full into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle each cookie with course grain sea salt and bake for 12-18 minutes or until lightly golden browned or to your desired level of done-ness
  8. Cool 10 minutes on the pan before serving (IF you can wait that long!)
Notes
Cookies will stay fresh for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature covered.

These cookies re definitely of the "soft batch" variety and they will get softer as they sit. They remind me of Whoopie Pies or Banana Cake Cookies
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at https://www.gretchensveganbakery.com/salted-peanut-butter-banana-chocolate-chunk-cookies/