Monday, February 4, 2013

elvis cookies {gf,v}


I'm 100% sure Elvis would've loved these cookies...they've got peanut butter AND bananas. And everyone knows Elvis's favorite sandwich was pb+b. So there you go. Case closed. (I'd be such a great lawyer.)
I wanted to try a different spin on the traditional peanut butter cookie...and healthy them up, of course. So we ended up with a peanut buttery, chewy with a little crunchy, healthy, chocolaty masterpiece.
These. Are. Delicious.
I had cashews laying around for a different recipe and decided to throw them in at the last minute. So glad I did. They add a nice little crunch. These would make a great breakfast cookie if you wanted to swap the chocolate for a dried cherry or cranberry. OR, better yet, leave the chocolate chips in there.
Be a rebel...have some chocolate for breakfast. {Elvis would approve!}
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Elvis Cookies
{gluten-free} {vegan}

{{{INGREDIENTS}}}
*2 ripe bananas, mashed
*1 cup peanut butter
*1/2 cup applesauce
*1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
*1 tsp vanilla
*2 cups gluten free oats
*1/4 cup chopped cashews (or any nut)
*1 cup (or more) chocolate chips
*1/2 tsp baking powder

{{{DIRECTIONS}}}
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Mix the bananas, applesauce, coconut oil, & vanilla in a large bowl.
3. Mix in the peanut butter.
4. Add the oats, baking powder, & cashews.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips and let batter sit for 10 minutes.
6. Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges start to brown.
8. Let cool 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

{Makes approx. 2 dozen cookies}




{I had several furry volunteers eager to help clean the bowls}
{{no chocolate was left in there...don't worry}}

Linked to:
Melt in your mouth Monday here
Jam Hands here
i should be mopping the floors here
Just something I whipped up here
mealtime monday @couponing & cooking here
simply sugar & gluten free here
my sweet & savory here
sugar and dots here
gluten free homemaker here
foodie friends friday here
sassy little lady here

8 comments:

  1. OH, these look like little pieces of heaven...can't wait to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. They are really delicious! Let us know how you like them!

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  3. Those look delicious! Love how you allowed your little pups to clean up the bowls. We have a little yorkie and it is really hard not to spoil her rotten. :)

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    1. Yeah, our dogs definitely have a good thing going on here! Pretty sure they enjoyed the cookies as much as we did!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder! Just linked up!

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  5. These cookies look wonderful and I think Elvis would approve also. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you join us again this week with more great recipes.

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