Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More Cookies!

We love cookies in our house! I can't remember where I got this recipe from but I've been making it for a few years now - handy that its something the B2 and I can both eat. They are soft, cakey cookies and are yummy with chocolate chips, if you're able to have them. I've even made them with added cocoa powder before and they were delish! If you're avoiding gluten make sure you use GF oats. The recipe can easily be doubled and the extras frozen for a quick lunch box treat.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 18 small cookies

1 1/2 c gluten free oat flour (you can make your own by whirling oats in a food processor)
3/4 c gluten free oats
1/2 tsp each baking powder, baking soda, sea salt
1/2 c coconut sugar or sucanat (or you could use brown sugar, but its refined!)
1/3 mini chocolate chips (allergy free, optional)
1 medium banana, mashed (about 1/2 c)
1/3 c rice milk or milk of your choice
1 tsp oil (I use olive)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
In a medium mixing bowl combine oat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt and coconut sugar. In in chocolate chips is using. Stir well to combine.
Measure out milk in a large measuring cup. Add in oil and vanilla. Stir in banana.
Add wet to dry and mix to combine.
Allow mixture to sit for a few minutes.
Scoop out using a small (1 1/4 inch) scoop and drop onto baking sheet.  Leave enough space to flatten but you don't need space for them to spread - because they don't! Flatten with a spoon or fork.
Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned and set.
Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.

Here's Simon. Because who doesn't love Simon?! 
Well... my husband... but THAT'S IT! 
Oh to be a kitty all curled up in a basket!
Sorry to wake you...


  1. Just made these! um. yum.
    and the best part? you can eat the dough raw! if you want. if you're into that.

  2. Where do you buy coconut ice cream?

  3. Yeah - the dough is tasty! probably would be good frozen...

    Autumn Rose - most major supermarkets are carrying it now. Look for So Delicious ice cream. Most stores carry the vanilla, coconut and chocolate versions. My Loblaws store just started carrying some of the other (better!) flavours. Whole Foods and Organic Garage always have them.
    If you sign up for Healthy Shopper you can download coupons for the ice cream! Or you can go to the Turtle Mountain (the makers of the ice cream) site and get coupons right from there. :)