Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fruit-Sweetened Flourless Cookie Time

my fave: without the chocolate.  This means it could be....breakfast!
or for more decadence: add some nondairy chocolate chunks

For a healthy cookie that satisfied my sugar craving, I made this banana-sweetened treat.  Made without rice chocolate chips, it is a good anytime snack to quench that dessert desire.  I added rice chocolate chips with I made it for family friends, to give them a tasty pairing with their post-dinner wine.

Fruit-Sweetened Flourless Cookies

yields 8-10 cookies

1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup gluten-free oats
2 tablespoons nondairy milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 apple, peeled and chopped

optional: 3 tablespoons rice chocolate chunks


1.  Mash banana on a plate with the tines of a fork, add to a medium bowl.

2.  Peel and dice 1/4 of an apple or any other fruit, and add to the bowl along with the gluten-free oats, dash of nondairy milk, cinnamon and vanilla.  For a sweeter option, fold in some nondairy chocolate.
3.  Scoop out batter into little rounds on a silpat or other nonstick surface on a cookie sheet.

Save yourself calories and time by getting a Silpat.  I found a cheaper version at TJ Maxx: half of what my Silpat from Williams-Sonoma cost
4.  Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let cool a few minutes on a wire rack before transferring off the sheet.

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