Monday, July 13, 2015

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you find you always end up with extra bananas that end up getting too ripe and then no one wants to eat them?  I often have that problem in my house...but I turn that problem into a gluten free treat!  I used to always make banana bread or muffins with my old bananas.  That is until I found a recipe for banana peanut butter cookies!  Of course I had to add chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to my recipe...and make it gluten free!  It is my go-to recipe now for my over ripe bananas no one wants to eat.  Let me assure you though, once those old bananas are transformed into a cookie...I have no problem getting the family to eat them!
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from:  Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Yammies Noshery
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  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup mashed ripe or overripe banana (about 1 banana)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour (I used the all-purpose flour blend on the blog)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • Granulated sugar for rolling

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix the peanut butter, butter, and sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla and banana and mix well. 
  • Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips and mix just until combined. If the dough is too wet to roll into balls, add a couple of tablespoons more (up to a 1/4 cup) of  gf flour until it is more set and place in fridge for about 20 minutes.  It should be set enough to roll then.
  • Roll into fairly large balls (I used about a heaping teaspoon) and roll the balls in some sugar. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and press criss cross with a fork. Cookies will spread a little, so don't place them too close together. 
  • Bake about 9-11 minutes. 10 Minutes was perfect for mine.

  • Gluten Free Peanut Butter
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Goodies Gone Gluten Free