The other weekend, I was in the mood to bake, but having rid my cabinet of sugar and flour, did not have a cookie recipe on hand to make. After tinkering in the kitchen during my little girl's entire naptime, I came out with these banana bread cookies. My goal was to make something yummy, that was grain-free and sugar-free - including sugars like agave and honey. I wanted them to contain a good amount of protein, and I wanted to share one with my vegan friend. A lofty goal. Overall, I found them a satisfying little treat, though they don't taste like a traditional "cookie..." They are a bit biscuit-y. If you are not used to the taste of stevia, feel free to substitute with whatever sweetener you prefer! If I were baking these for others, I'd probably add some agave.
2 1/3 cups almond flour
2 Tb coconut flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sweetleaf stevia powder
1 banana, ripe
1/4 c. coconut oil (could substitute butter)
1 tsp vanilla
1 flax "egg" (1 Tb flax plus about 2 1/2 Tb very warm water, left to gel for several minutes)
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. (Banana, melted coconut oil, vanilla, and "egg.")
- Mix the wet and the dry together.
- Drop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
I whipped up a quick little "frosting" from coconut butter, almond milk, cinnamon, stevia, and vanilla, but to be honest I don't think the cookies needed it.
In my free time...which is sparse now that school's back in session... I sometimes scour the internet and my favorite blogs for recipes to store away, like a squirrel preparing for winter. Here are a few I have tried or plan on trying:
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie
Dairy and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Elana's Pantry
Gluten-Free Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies from Diet, Desert and Dogs (I love all things with cashews these days...)
Speaking of Diet, Desert, and Dogs I am submitting this recipe to Wellness Weekend! Check it out for lots of delicious recipes! Also submitting to Sugar Free Sunday.