I love making cookies with fruit and vegetables. Some of my favourites include Carrot Cake Cookies, Lemon Cookies, and Raspberry Chia Linzer Cookies.  But for a quick and easy cookie these Super Simple Banana Cookies are the answer. They contain no eggs, no dairy, no oil, no flour, and are the easiest cookies you’ll ever bake. They only have five ingredients that are staples in most pantries: bananas, almond butter, rolled oats, coconut flakes and chocolate chips. If you only have bananas, nut butter and rolled oats in your pantry you can make them with just those ingredients. If you only have bananas, nut butter and coconut, try them with those three ingredients. If you want to serve them as a breakfast cookie, use dried fruit like raisins instead of chocolate chips.

 

There are so many variations to these cookies

  • Don’t like coconut? No problem, just add more rolled oats.
  • If you want to keep them 100% unprocessed use raisins instead of chocolate chips.
  • Try cashew or pumpkin butter instead of almond butter.
  • Not a fan of raisins? Try chopped dates or dried cranberries instead.
  • Add chopped walnuts or pecans to the recipe.
  • Add cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for a spicy version of these cookies.

 

 

These Super Simple Banana Cookies are a great place to start if you’re planning on doing some baking with children. All you need is bowl, a fork or potato masher and a couple of measuring cups, and the dry ingredients are easy for little hands to measure. These cookies make a perfect afternoon snack or a fun front door drive-by gift for friends and family.

 

 

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits on the planet. They are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, manganese and fiber. Bananas are made up almost exclusively of carbohydrates. Green bananas contain resistant starch, and as they ripen the starch turns into sugar.

 

Health benefits of bananas

 

 

These Super Simple Banana Cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugar. The combination of carbohydrates in the bananas, oats and chocolate, protein in the nut butter, and healthy fats in coconut make this a snack that will not spike blood sugar.

 

 

Tag me in Instagram @iamlorimoore if you make these Super Simple Banana Cookies. I’d love to see your baking creations.

Super Simple Banana Cookies

These Super Simple Banana Cookies, that contain no eggs, no dairy, no oil, and no flour, are the easiest cookies you’ll ever bake. They’re a great place to start if you’re planning on doing some baking with children.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 42 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is my preferred brand)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Peel and mash bananas. Stir in almond butter until combined.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix together.
  • Drop by spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will not spread during baking.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, until browned on the bottom.

Notes

  • These cookies freeze well.
  • Don’t like coconut? Replace the coconut with quinoa flakes, or just add more oats.
  • If you want to keep the cookies 100% unprocessed use raisins instead of chocolate chips.
  • Not a fan of raisins? Try chopped dates or dried cranberries instead.
  • Add chopped walnuts or pecans to the recipe.
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