If you are missing oatmeal cookies you may like this recipe. These vanilla plantain cookies have the taste and texture of oatmeal cookies!
With a nice chewy feel – now add a little frosting and wow! It’s a real treat that anyone would love! Plantains are not on the SCD or GAPS diet, but I have switched to Paleo AIP in order to get more fiber.
You can make this with green plantains to get more resistant starch, but I used very ripe plantains because it is a cookie, after all, and you want it to taste sweet.
What I love about plantains, both green and black, is that they are great at holding things together in a recipe. If you have to eliminate eggs, plantains really help in keeping things together. That’s why I decided to try to use them in a cookie.
Plantains are also a great source of resistant starch.
Plantains contain more potassium and vitamin A than regular bananas. They also have plenty of folate and the B vitamins, vitamin C and phosphorus. Plantains contain moderate amounts of mineral like calcium and zinc. (source)
When you start to eat a prebiotic food that contains resistant starch, such as green plantains, use caution as to how much you eat. If you experience intestinal gas, upset or bloating, that is a sign that your bacteria need nurturing and you need to take it slowly.
Instructions for Frosting
Use the vanilla frosting recipe here and when the cookies are cool, apply with a butter knife.
Tip: Double the recipe and freeze the extras