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Monday, March 15, 2021

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

Searching for gluten free cookie recipes?  Like bananas?  Look no further, I have you covered.  

Plaid cutting board on stove top with ingredients to make cookies

I enjoy baking things I can eat myself, who doesn't, right?  I am kind of limited with the no wheat in my diet, but that does not mean you cannot substitute ingredients.
I decided to try a spin on the banana cookies my coworker and I make.  If you would like to read that recipe, you can find it here. I love chocolate, who doesn't?  I decided to try adding cocoa powder to this cookie recipe.  

I will say, when I tasted the dough, I was like, hmm... bitter, so I added a little sugar to the mix to lessen the bitter taste.  I asked Mr. Vintage to try it and he snubbed his nose at them.  He is not a fan of bananas... 

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies

Have bananas that have been around for a while?  This is your recipe to use them with then.  Depending on the size of your bananas, you may need additional oats.  I tend to use 1 cup, but with this time, I needed a little more so I added another 2 T.  You will need:

2 ripe bananas
1 c oats
1 T Hershey's cocoa
1 T sugar (you can add more if you like)
1/4 t sea salt
1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I begin with mashing the bananas in a bowl with a whisk.  Then I add the oats, mix and add the remaining ingredients.  I am not a fancy cook, I tend to just mix it all up and then spoon the batter on a baking pan.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, let them cool for 5 minutes then serve.  This batch yielded 9 large cookies.  

Cookies on plate

Again, depending on the size of your bananas depends on your batter size and amount of cookies you will have.   

Since I have adjusted my eating habits, sweet is not the same for me as most.  You will want to taste your batter before baking.  1 T of sugar was plenty for my sweet tooth, but some may think that is not sweet enough.  

You can search out other gluten free recipes by going to Categories along the left side of this page and clicking on Gluten Free Mondays.  

You can find my yummy chicken thigh recipe here.  

You can also find my Easy Baked Chicken recipe which includes recipes for the sides as well.  This is the easiest dinner to make in a not a lot of prep time.  Baking is what takes the longest on this recipe.  I set the timer and forget it!   My favorite kind of dinner is the easy kind.  I like to get dinner out of the way so I can dream up my next project.  😉


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  1. Awesome! I am going to try these as soon as my bananas are ripe enough! We like the basic recipe, so these sound even better Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  2. Hi Peppermint, you are welcome! I thought I would try changing it up last night with adding the cocoa. I enjoy making recipes up as I go. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Thank you for your comment!