Honestly, I never thought I’d be baking ‘gluten-free’ but I’ve always wanted to try baking with other alternatives & I’m cutting down on the wheat in my diet so these are such a great treat. Please note: I am not eliminating wheat, just cutting down. Cutting anything out of my diet completely is crazy-making for me. But I’m feeling great & enjoying being more mindful of my food intake.
Ok before I share the recipe, I will share some reactions from my family.
Mother: ‘OMG, you could sell these in a high-end bakery! They are so good!’
Husband: ‘OMG these are disgusting!! GROSS!’ (plus making a face to add to the sentiment. I should have called them something else besides cookies because clearly he was expecting something different. Um, CLEARLY.).
5 yo daughter: ‘Yummy!’ (eats them every day for snack)
11 yo daughter: ‘Meh. They’re ok. But I’m not going to eat them.’
So! You see the variation of sentiments. I love them. They are sort of like a soft scone with a savory taste. They are not sweet although if you add raisins and/or chocolate chips, they will add a nice sweetness.
Here’s the recipe:
8 oz butter, softened
2 eggs, room temp if possible
1 ripe banana, mashed mashed mashed
1/4 cup or so honey
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 cup raisins, chocolate chips, cacao nibs (use 1/4 cup), goji berries or anything you want to add to jazz the cookies on up
- Combine butter, eggs, honey, banana, vanilla using a whisk or mixer
- Add flours, salt & baking powder mixing until combined well
- Add in any additional ingredients combining well
- Get a cookie sheet and make 1 1/2 cookies, pressing down a bit to make cookie shape
- Cook at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Check after 15 & take out if getting a little brown on top like the picture below.
They have a bit of a macaroon-y flavor at times which I like.
To me, they make a perfect lil afternoon snack!
Let me know if you try it!
I’m thinking as I write this you could thin the basic recipe out a little with some milk & make a pancake batter! I’m going to try that next!
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