Amazing Gluten-free cookies

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

  1. Combine butter, eggs, honey, banana, vanilla using a whisk or mixer
  2. Add flours, salt & baking powder mixing until combined well
  3. Add in any additional ingredients combining well
  4. Get a cookie sheet and make 1 1/2 cookies, pressing down a bit to make cookie shape
  5. 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.
  6. Enjoy!

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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!

Love,

Adrienne

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