Friday, May 24, 2013

Baking as an Art not a Science (Banana Almond Cookies)

In my SkinnyGirl Margarita Cake post, I shared a little bit about this new idea that you can treat baking more like cooking. Instead of thinking of it as chemistry, a perfect science, think of it more as an art. If you add together fat, sweet, and a binder (butter, sugar, flour), then you will get either a dough or a batter.

flourless banana almond chocolate chip cookies

We had some old bananas and I wanted to try a cookie again, so I just decided to experiment. In this recipe there is no binder (or flour). I think the egg and almond butter are so sticky that it all holds together that way.

This is a riff on my flourless peanut butter cookie recipe.

Flourless Banana Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies:

2 mashed bananas
1 cup almond butter
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chip cookies
optional- sugar to taste, between 1 tablespoon and 1/2 cup

Mix all ingredients together (gratuitous shot of baby),

flourless banana almond chocolate chip cookies

scoop onto baking sheet,

flourless banana almond chocolate chip cookies

and bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

So yummy!


I made these for Passover along with the fluffy matzoh balls and chopped liver. Such a good dessert choice. Pin It


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love the baby shot! And you are brave. I couldn't imagine making a cookie without flour! I'm impressed ...

:) Linda

acasarella said...

Given that your fruitcake cookies have moved into my number one favorite cookie spot, I guess I should try these too. :)

Kelly said...

That is SO cool, and the cookies look DELISH!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Someone looks like shes enjoying them :) I always use to like the raw mix the best!

boulevardsg said...

I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Thanks for sharing
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Unknown said...

I just made your cookies on a last min "hey what can I do with my bananas?" idea. I had three bananas so I just adjusted the other ingredients and they came out great. I saw your daughter helping you so I let my son help me, he had a blast! I let him add the last bit of m&m's heath, and sprinkles we had sitting around. Great way to get rid of the odds and ends of baking items :) Thanks, and I will be making these again!

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