10 Allergen-free Dessert Recipes

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Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Ingredients:
3 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter, preferably all-natural (just peanuts), or almond butter
1/4 cup canola ... more 
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Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Ingredients:
3 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter, preferably all-natural (just peanuts), or almond butter
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned (large flake) or quick oats (gluten-free)
1/3 cup shredded coconut (optional)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 - 1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips To Make:
Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large bowl mash the bananas with the peanut butter, oil and vanilla. In another bowl stir together the oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate and stir until combined. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, or one that is sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake for 12-14 minutes, until just set. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Wed, Nov 28, 2012 2:00 PM EST
When your kids have been diagnosed with food allergies, it's sometimes tough to navigate recipes that call for flour, eggs, dairy, or whatever it is you're trying to avoid. Baking can become tricky; often recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins and loaves rely on flour and eggs for their structure, and butter for tenderness and flavor. Here are a few recipes, to accommodate any dietary restrictions, that everyone will enjoy! - By Julie Van Rosendaal



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