Vegan Koka Cookies

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.

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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?

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INGREDIENTS

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 


METHOD

  1. In a bigger bowl mix together all dry ingredients (coconut flour, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, cacao powder, corn starch, baking powder, and salt)
  2. 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
  3. 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

Dobrú chuť,
Lenka

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