Monday, May 27, 2013

Banana Cream with Vegan Cookie Dough Pieces


This day called for COMFORT food. As soon as I got back from my 10K race this morning, I wanted something cold and comforting. I made Oh She Glows (OSG) Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie Saturday and it reminded me how good her frozen banana desserts are. So I will definitely be making all of my OSG favorites ASAP. Today I decided to make her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard. AHHH..dessert for brunch anyone?






Cookie Dough Pieces

  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt (use only if cashews are UNSALTED)
  • 1.5 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli semi-sweet)

Method

In a food processor (I used the Magic Bullet), process cashews with oats until a flour-like consistency is formed. Then add in sugar, flour, and salt (if using). Process a few more seconds to mix thoroughly. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and continue to process until mixed. Dough should be sticky and have a consistency like cookie dough. You may need to add in extra maple syrup if your dough is too dry. Lastly, add the chocolate chips. You can stir these in by hand or process briefly. Roll the cookie dough into bite sized pieces. Store leftovers in the freezer so they are ready to go for your next blizzard!


Banana Cream (Serves 2)

  • 3 overly ripe bananas, frozen for at least 24 hours
  • 1 packet of stevia (optional)
  • almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • cookie dough pieces, from above

Method

In a food processor or high-powered blender,  add your bananas (I usually cut mine into thirds). Slowly add in almond milk, about 1/4 cup at a time until you form a soft-serve-ice-cream-like consistency. Add in stevia, if using, and process until mixed. Lastly, add in your desired amount of cookie dough pieces. I usually pulse my Ninja at this point to slightly break up the pieces, but not pulverize them. You can blend them to suit your tastes. Serve with extra cookie dough pieces on the top if you would like...and ...who wouldn't? ;)

Enjoy!

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