These gluten free banana cookies are soft, delicious, and gluten free!
We love bananas at our house and go through quite a few each week. But no matter how closely I try to guess how many bananas we will go through there always seems to be the one or two that turn brown before anyone eats them. If only bananas would stay green just a little longer.
Extra bananas work great for gluten free banana bread, gluten free banana muffins, and even gluten free banana oatmeal cookies, but a few weeks ago I wanted to try something new with the bananas that I needed to use up.
So I went searching for a recipe that I could easily adapt to gluten free. I found an old Martha Stewart recipe for banana cookies. It looked like a pretty basic cookie recipe, so I thought it would adapt easily to gluten free.
And it did adapt well. We loved the gluten free version of these banana cookies. I decided to use rice flour, sweet rice flour, and cornstarch for these cookies and they worked great. I know a lot of people have never used sweet rice flour, but I highly recommend it for many gluten free desserts. It really helps the taste and texture in many baked goods.
Because of the banana in these cookies they are a softer cake like cookie, but we enjoyed them that way. These are cookies that you cannot tell are gluten free. They are delicious!
My family can’t have nuts, but if you can, I would add some chopped nuts like walnuts to these cookies. They would be a chocolate chip banana walnut cookie and they would be so wonderful that way.
Don’t those cookies look good!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups white or brown rice flour
- 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a bowl combine rice flour, sweet rice flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl mix together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
- Add the banana and the flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minute or until lightly browned around the edges.
- Remove to cooling racks to cool.