It’s time to get crazy! I’m talking a cookie without any of the normal cookie ingredients crazy: no flour, no sugar, no butter. OK, that might not be THAT crazy, but I think its pretty exciting 🙂 And they’re called Elvis Cookies, so ya, pretty crazy and exciting.
I guess that means I’m getting old. HaHaHa! This was inspired after the King’s favorite sandwich – a peanut butter honey sandwich with sliced banana, bacon and honey. You might be asking what the heck is in this cookie and you might have guessed some ingredients based on the fact that I called these Elvis Cookies: peanut butter, banana, and bacon.
These cookies would make Elvis happy. and they’ll make you and your paleo diet happy, too. Because they have only 4 ingredients which are all unrefined, raw, whole foods. This Elvis Cookies recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and refined sugar free. Plus, it’s loaded with protein so it makes a good afternoon snack. I also love that it makes a small batch, so you won’t have a ton of extra cookies on your hands. Test them out and see if you can’t feel the spirit of the King 😉 Who knows, maybe you’ll start swinging your hips.
If you want some other creative ways to use banana in baked goods then you should check out this gluten free and paleo cinnamon pecan bread recipe and these gluten free, paleo banana muffins. Try them!
For other healthy sweets – check out this Magic Bars Recipe – to. die. for.
–Elvis Cookies Recipe–
Makes: 8-10 cookies
- banana, 1 small
- peanut butter, crunchy, 1/2 cup
- honey, 1/2 tbsp
- bacon, cooked, 1 slice (I used double smoked fig bacon – so good!)
- baking sheet
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- mash banana in a bowl
- mix in peanut butter until well combined. Then stir in honey
- dice bacon and then mix into batter
- spoon tablespoon sized cookies on to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. After baking, move to plate to cool
- serve and enjoy!
- You can use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy though I prefer the added crunch the peanut pieces give to the cookies.
- Any bacon will do, but it’s better with a thicker slice. Really thin bacon might get too crisp. You don’t need fruit smoked bacon, but it does give a nice fake jelly essence to the cookie. PB&J made possible by PB and Fig Bacon.