It was dreary Saturday, so we were using the day to bake and do some cooking. My 15 year old was in charge of a few projects, one of which was trying a new dog treat recipe. He had leftover wheat flour from a school project, and we were trying to use the rest of that. No problem, right?
“Mom, come look at this. I don’t think this is right,” my son calls from the kitchen.
What he had looked like a bowl of orange-ish sand. I looked at the other counter, and there it was – coconut flour. He had used coconut flour instead of trying to use up the wheat flour. It is habit, since we rarely ever have wheat flour in our house.
There was no sense in letting it all go to waste. Go to Plan B.
Plan B was to add additional eggs, more pumpkin, and a banana…and it worked. So here is the recipe we developed accidentally…
You will need:
1 ½ cups coconut flour
I can of pumpkin puree
1 really ripe banana (have a second one on hand, just in case)
Mix all of the wet ingredients together. Then add to the coconut flour. Mix thoroughly. Add another banana if the mixture is not moist enough.
Scoop out the dough about a tablespoon at a time and flatten in your hand (I am not fancy and am not rolling out the dough and using cookie cutters, but you may if you wish). Then place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You can put these pretty close together since they do not spread.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-43 minutes. Treats will get crispy as they cool.