Koka Cookies or perhaps Koka Biscuits? They are full of rich cacao powder, crispy on the outside, and because of the banana, soft and chewy-ish in the center.
Cookies contain just a small amount of coconut sugar and besides being vegan, they are naturally gluten-free as well. They taste best with a cup of dark coffee and can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days. One note to a baking paper – please, reuse your baking/ parchment paper if you can. I found out that when I bake “dry sweets” like cookies, biscuits, scones, pastries, etc… I can easily reuse the same parchment paper a couple of times without burning/ damaging my pastry. It’s easy, it’s economical and environmentally friendly. The more I bake the more I realize that baking can contribute to a whole lot of waste – starting from packaged ingredients ending up with tools needed during the baking process. My personal challenge is to start step by step and learn how to save some unnecessary waste. I will share my tips here on the blog as well as on my Instagram account as I go, try, and learn. I promise – no greenwash, only recommendations I find helpful and meaningful. Will you join?
80g Coconut Flour
20g Shredded Coconut (dry)
120g Banana, ripe (approx. 1 big/ 2 small Bananas)
20g Coconut Sugar
20g Cacao Powder
30g Corn Starch
80g Coconut Oil
10g Water (approx. 2 Tablespoons)
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
- In a bigger bowl mix together all dry ingredients (coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, cacao powder, corn starch, baking powder, and salt)
- In a separate bowl mash ripe banana (with a fork) and mix it with coconut oil (at room temperature, doesn’t have to be melted) and water
- Combine two mixtures together with your hands until well combined and fully incorporated and place into the fridge for some 10 minutes. Then form small balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press each ball with a fork to flatten it. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 180°C/ 350°F. Decorate with melted chocolate and some coconut flour or enjoy without any decoration