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Monday, April 11, 2022

Gluten free oatmeal cookies with banana

Searching gluten free oatmeal cookies with banana?  We are happy to share with you today a new twist on our gluten free oatmeal cookies with banana!

Oatmeal cookies with banana on cake plate

Wanting an easy cookie recipe that does not have the white flour, and all of the sugar, and is a bit different than most cookie recipes?  Well, we have one for the books to share with you today.

I had picked up bananas on our last grocery order and despite my best intensions, I just was not able to eat them.  Of course, I was unable to let them go bad, so I decided cookies was the answer, I mean some days you just want a cookie no matter if you should or not, right?  Plus, these are not too bad for you either, so it is a win, win in my book!   

I had considered a muffin recipe, but then decided cookies are easy to transport, and do not take long to bake, and they are easier to store too.  I just throw them all in a lock and lock container and know they will remain fresh until they are all gone.   

As I usually find myself doing, I decided to just throw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that and sit back and see what happens.  Do you know they turned out and were a big hit with my sister too!  

What you will need:
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 c oats
  • 4 T coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate chips

Banana Oatmeal cookies on KitchenAid mat ready to go into the oven
I love using my KitchenAid mat, the cookies just fall off of the mat, and no mess for me to clean up! 

What you need to do:
  • Peel the bananas and place in mixing bowl
  • Add oats, and coconut flour, then mix with mixer.  (You can wait until you have all of the ingredients above in the mixing bowl, minus the dark chocolate chips, and mix, or you can do as I did and mixed up to this point and add rest of ingredients after this part is mixed together.  I went ahead and mixed up since I was thinking about the another Banana Cookies recipe I make and was not sure what direction I was going in at this point)
  • If you chose to mix in ingredients above and then add the rest, then you can add in the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and egg now
  • Mix well
  • Add in dark chocolate chips ensuring all of the ingredients are well mixed

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven.

Yummy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
This small Mosser Glass cake stand is adorable for displaying cookies on

Did you know there are so many different recipes you can come up with using ripe bananas instead of throwing them in the trash?  Since they have a high sugar content, you can omit the sugar when baking with them which always makes me feel better about what I am consuming.  Click to read:

Coming up with new recipes has been my super power of late.  It has been fun for a change of pace, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing recipes with y'all.  Your feedback has been astounding!  Thank you so much!

Oatmeal Banana Cookies on cake plate

Sharing recipes is not what I anticipated when I began this blog, but who knew there were so many of you out there who are also searching for gluten free recipes, and also folks who just want pointed in the direction of what to make for dinner tonight even if you are not gluten free?

Did you know I began cooking dinner every night as a teenager?  Our mother would come home from work late most evenings, and so I began making dinner for my sister and I.  I had absolutely no idea what I was doing at the ripe age 15, but that did not stop me from experimenting in the kitchen.  

The kitchen became my science lab, only I had no idea I would view it like that as an adult.  You see, I despised science as a teen.  Sometimes things just did not make sense to me, but in reality?  I think I just did not want to take the time to listen and see the puzzle pieces fall as they may.  Accounting was my favorite subject in high school, but in college?  No way, I changed my major pretty quickly after taking accounting.    

Baked cookies displayed on buffet

I actually started to like cooking after a while and it became a game of what I could invent with the ingredients we had on hand.  In those days, I made a lot of pasta because it was fairly easy for me to experiment with and I love garlic and onions so it was a no brainer for me.

Now?  Pasta is the furthest thing from my mind, I am not a fan of it.  We will have it once in a while, but it is certainly not at the top of my favorite thing to make.  I have been getting pretty creative in the kitchen, just wish the kitchen of my dreams was right here in this house!

I keep getting off track when it comes to the kitchen and knowing exactly what I want, but we will get there one of these days, gosh, I hope so anyway!   Wonder what my 15 year old self would create as the perfect kitchen, I am thinking it would be quite different than how I see a kitchen in my 40's.  Isn't it fun to think about your former self and how you would perceive the world then vs now?  I enjoy doing it, but maybe I am a bit strange, oh what am I saying, we already know I tend to march to the beat of a different drum.  You know what?  Who cares what people think?  Be yourself, always!  

Well, if you try this recipe, let us know how it turns out.  **Side note: you could also add 2 teaspoons of sugar if it is not sweet enough for you.  I do not like to add sugar, but not everyone is like me, some tend to like their sweets, sweet.  😉   

Baked cookies on stand

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