Compost happens. And it can be delicious. Make flour by grinding gluten free oats in a food processor or place oats in a well-sealed ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to grind up a bit. Popcorn flour or almond meal can be subbed for part of the oat flour. Make popcorn flour by grinding popped corn in a blender or by crushing popcorn in a ziploc bag.
Free of wheat and dairy, this simple cookie recipe makes recycling fun and tasty.
In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients:
- 1 ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 TB canola oil
- 3 TB honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a separate bowl blend dry ingredients:
- 1 cup oat flour
- 3 TB cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp each – baking powder, cinnamon, salt
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well. Fold in about 1 cup compost extras:
- chocolate chips
- donut seeds
Use a teaspoon to scoop dough. Roll dough into balls and coat with more composting material. Bake for about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Yield: 12-15 small cookies for happy campers. Recycle leftover cookies into a crust for dirt pie.