All of my teacher friends are back in school. Many of my friends are sending their tiny kindergarten babies to school for the first time. Our youth group has gotten back into the swing of Jr. high and high school. And I am just kicking it at home with my one year old. But Emma told me the other day, “Mama, can you make me some cookies since I’m not in school yet?” (Actually it was more like, “go go go oh wow!” But I took that to mean she needed cookies!)
Since going gluten free about 4 months ago I have slooooowly, slowly ventured into the scary world of gluten free baking. I’ve had a pretty easy time with breakfast, lunch, and dinner but replacing flour is really hard when it comes to baking.
I found a clean eating no-bake cookie recipe here and decided to tweak it a bit. I was fine with using milk and butter and some sugar substitutes in my cookies so I kind of just followed a regular no-bake cookie recipe and made substitutions (and crossed my fingers!)
Don’t expect these to have the same consistency as normal no-bake cookies. They taste amazing and basically the same. But they don’t harden the same and are a little gooey.
I wrapped mine individually in plastic wrap and put them all in a zip lock bag in the freezer. I like to eat mine right out of the freezer because this makes them have a similar consistency. They taste amazing though, especially for my first try!
1/3 cup organic coconut palm sugar (all i had on hand)
Several big squirts of organic Agave Nectar (should’ve measured but didn’t)
1/2 very ripe banana mashed
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups gluten free oatmeal
Big squirt of honey
In a saucepan, bring the sugar, agave, cocoa, coconut oil, honey, butter and milk to a boil. Let boil for 1-3 minutes then add peanut butter, vanilla, banana*, and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil, drop mixture by the teaspoonful’s, until cooled and hardened.
* Next time I make these I will probably add the banana when I add the butter and milk etc next time so it will combine better.
Ta Da! So yummy!!And such a great treat if you are gluten free like me and miss cookies so bad you can hardly stand it!
Amy is almost 30. She loves her handsome husband, her sweetie-face one year old Emma (or Emmers as she likes to call her), and above all Jesus. She blogs about all three but not always in that order! Her husband is a student minister so their lives are filled with youth camps and lock-ins. They try to share their lives with their students and show them the gospel through their marriage and parenting. When she’s not wiping noses and teaching Sunday School she loves finding ways to live cleaner and healthier. You can find more from Amy at Sunday Town.