Last year for Passover, I bought all these unusual flours that were kosher for Passover for the first time. I bought banana flour, quinoa flour and coconut flour.
I made a few things with them, with mixed reviews.
The consensus seems to be that the end results were no better than the traditional alternative “flours” like potato starch, tapioca starch, ground nuts and matzah meal.
Tonight is the holiday of Purim. What this also means is that Passover is around the corner.
I still have so much leftover flours from last year. I couldn’t let them go to waste.
This holiday provides a unique opportunity to be creative. I thought: “why not bake cookies with the gluten-free flours from Passover to give away for my Mishloach Manot (Food to Friends.)??
Voila! Chocolate Chips Cookies with banana flour.
For a wonderful and funny explanation of Purim, please go read what Dolly wrote over at koolkosherkitchen. Raizel and I really enjoyed it. Check it out!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ½ cups banana flour
2 cups rolled oats
Passover adaption: omit and add nuts, if desired.
1 ½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 cup oil
2 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
9 oz. chocolate chips
Food processor: mix oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add banana flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. (If you want, you can stir in the oatmeal with the chocolate chips, but I did not).
Drop or shape dough using a teaspoon onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in 350*F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool slightly while still on the cookie sheet and then let cool completely on wire racks.
I must have been tired by the time I made these. Unfortunately, I only have one picture of the final product:
Raizel thought that they were really good. My husband unfortunately thought that they tasted “passadik” (like Passover food.) I say, “that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”
Today, there are more and more people who are gluten free. I think that these cookies are a great way to accommodate people on such a special diet.
Happy Purim 🎭