Cacao Banana Spot Cookies + eBook Sale!

I had some trouble picking the perfect name for these tasty cookies, so I’ve outlined my cookie-naming thought process…

How to name a cookie:

  1. What defining flavors are present in aforementioned cookie?
    • Chocolate + Banana
    • Change ‘chocolate’ to ‘cacao’ because it sounds more fun (and its true)
    • Leave ‘banana’ as is, because there is no other word for this yellow phone-shaped fruit
  2. Add an additional word(s) related to one of the following: color, texture, ingredients, classic cookie counterpart, intended eater, number of ingredients, health considerations (i.e. vegan, raw, gluten-free, etc), seasonality, etc.
    • Thumbprint?
    • Dot?
    • 4-Ingredient?
    • Chewy?
    • Spot?
    • Gluten-Free?
    • Either spot or dot?…Spot.
  3. Add the word ‘cookie’ to the end even though it is probably apparent.

It’s a very exact science.

Ebook SALE!

I am currently offering my Banana Ice Cream eBook for half price and all proceeds go to the local animal shelter! This is part of a fundraiser and school project, so myself and the pups and kitties would really appreciate your support. And you get 25 raw vegan banana ice cream recipes for just $3!

Now let’s get back to cookies after that brief puppy business…

Cacao Banana Spot Cookies

Makes 8

1 3/4 cups rolled oats

1/3 cup coconut sugar

3 tbsps cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

2 ripe bananas

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a food processor, process the oats until fine.
  3. Add the sugar and cacao powder. Process to combine.
  4. Add 1 banana. Process until it forms a ball.
  5. Divide the dough into 8. Roll them into balls and flatten slightly.
  6. Slice the other banana into 1/4″ coins.
  7. Place a banana slice in the center of each cookie Press down on the top until the banana is almost flush with the top of the cookie and the cookie is about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes at 350F.
  9. Then turn the oven up to broil (500F) and bake for another 3-4 minutes so the banana slice browns and caramelizes. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
  10. Let them to cool for a few minutes before devouring.

What would you name these cookies if not Cacao Banana Spot Cookies?


7 thoughts on “Cacao Banana Spot Cookies + eBook Sale!

  1. Love the cookie naming process delineation…and the cookies look great! And kudos to the puppies and kitties who benefit from your fundraiser. Thanks.


    1. Thanks Heather! It’s existed for a while, I’m just not very good at promotion apparently 😉 BTW I haven’t forgotten about you message about OGP, I’m just super busy and overwhelmed right now. I have definitely considered it in the past and will have to look into it more thoroughly.


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