Banana Pecan Cookies {Gluten-Free} + Giveaway Winner!

June 12, 2011 · 27 comments

Woo Hoo!!! Guess who won a beautiful 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil?  Drum roll please……..

Congratulations to - Michelle Vogiatzis

I am so excited for you!!! I know you will enjoy this lovely jar of happiness:-)

 

Now time for some gluten-free cookies!


Relaxing Sunday calls for baking – gluten-free style!  I have a very dear friend in Tucson who I adore.  She has to have a gluten free diet.  So when I lived there I would try to make gluten free recipes.  YEAH, that was a bit of a disaster…. If only I had pics to show, but I wasn’t blogging then.  The banana bread was a big oily mess.  Why oily?  I can’t remember, but gross is all I got!!! Bless her heart, she still ate it….now you know why I love her!

I have never really had any experience in gluten-free cooking.  Another reason the blogging world is so wonderful.  I have found so many gluten-free blogs.  Today I found another lovely one, Gluten-Free Goddess.  I really wanted to make cookies for some reason, and I wanted to use my almond flour.  So I decided to make Banana Cookies.  I made several changes to the recipe to work with what I had, and of course to use Greek yogurt.

AND this will be number 23 of my 52 ways to use Greek yogurt!!!!

Gluten Free Banana Cookies


Wet ingredients:

2 ripe bananas mashed

1/2 cup of canola oil or coconut oil

3 tsp of vanilla extract

2 Tbsp of almond milk

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Dry ingredients:


1 cup gluten free rolled oats

1 cup sorghum flour

1 cup almond flour

1/3 cup cornstarch

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 baking powder

1 tsp xanthan gum

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Mix together in medium bowl mashed banana, oil, vanilla, and almond milk.  Add in rolled oats, and let sit in bowl for 10-15 minutes to soften.

In separate bowl mix sorghum flour, almond flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.

Mix in Greek yogurt in wet ingredients, then slowly mix in dry ingredients.

Let dough sit in refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place heaping tablespoon size balls on parchment lined baking sheet.  Let bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on oven.  Makes about 25-27 cookies.

The cookies are moist, and fluffy, and packed full of banana flavor.  What a fun cookie to have before or after a workout.  A definite healthy alternative to processed power bars at the store.

I was excited to see my hubby go back for seconds, and thirds with the cookies.  Be prepared to make enough, or you may have to make more!

Have you ever made a gluten free cookie? What is your favorite gluten free cookie to make?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

 

 

 

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  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    I think you’ve mastered gluten free…those cookies are picture perfect!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Wow, thank you so much!  The gluten free cookies were soooo good!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Wow, thank you so much!  The gluten free cookies were soooo good!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Wow, thank you so much!  The gluten free cookies were soooo good!
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com Yummychunklet

    These look great! My friend and I are having a healthy, gluten-free cooking/baking weekend next month, so I’m looking for great GF recipes!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Let me know if you try the recipe:-)  Have fun with your friend!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Let me know if you try the recipe:-)  Have fun with your friend!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Let me know if you try the recipe:-)  Have fun with your friend!
      Hugs, Terra

  • Karen Bechman

    Not only have I never made a gluten free cookie, I have never tasted one.  You make me want to try them however and I love anything banana!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The sorghum flour reminds me of wheat flour, with the texture.  They are really hearty and delicious cookies!  You should try to make a gluten free recipe, it is a fun challenge:-)
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The sorghum flour reminds me of wheat flour, with the texture.  They are really hearty and delicious cookies!  You should try to make a gluten free recipe, it is a fun challenge:-)
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      The sorghum flour reminds me of wheat flour, with the texture.  They are really hearty and delicious cookies!  You should try to make a gluten free recipe, it is a fun challenge:-)
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/TheSpicyRD EA Stewart

    These sound yummy!  I have made a lot of the Gluten-Free Goddess recipes and they always are very tasty!  Thanks for your comment on my gluten-free lemon curd thumbprint cookies.  Hope you’ll try them out as they are super tasty too!  xxoooxxo

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!  I definitely need to try your thumb print cookies, especially the lemon curd.  I always look at that lemon curd at Trader Joe’s, but was curious if it was good or not.  Excited to compliment it with some baked goods!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!  I definitely need to try your thumb print cookies, especially the lemon curd.  I always look at that lemon curd at Trader Joe’s, but was curious if it was good or not.  Excited to compliment it with some baked goods!
      Hugs, Terra

  • Stephsbitebybite

    These sound devine! I love banana anything, so these are right up my alley!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!  I was so excited to try the gluten free banana cookies, I am such a fan of bananas!  Hope you enjoy:-)
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://wildeinthekitchen.blogspot.com Vicki @ WITK

    Ahh, bummer.  I guess I’ll have to go and buy my own jar!  Great looking cookies, I always have ripe bananas waiting to go into some baked good!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awww, definitely get a jar, coconut oil is soooo delicious!  Thank you for the lovely comment on my gluten free cookies.  They were really hearty and delicious!
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awww, definitely get a jar, coconut oil is soooo delicious!  Thank you for the lovely comment on my gluten free cookies.  They were really hearty and delicious!
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com Carolyn

    Gluten Free Goddess has a great blog and these are gorgeous cookies.  You certainly did them justice!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!  I was so excited when the cookie actually turned out:-) 
      Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!  I was so excited when the cookie actually turned out:-) 
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    I’ve used banana in cake and bread, but never cookies… SUCH a good idea!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You should so try them, the cookie was packed full of delicious flavor:-)
      Hugs, Terra

  • Kate@Diethood.com

    The cookies look soooo yummy-good… I love that you used yogurt! I’ve been doing that a lot lately with almost everything that I bake, and everything is much softer, and the word ‘dry’ does not exist. :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!  I really adore Greek yogurt, and agree baking with it is a world of difference.  I love how fluffy, and soft my baked goods come out! 
      Hugs, Terra

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