chocolate banana cookies (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free!)

Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free… but so delicious! This recipe is adopted from Heidi at 101 cookbooks; it has become a go-to recipe when I want something a little bit sweet but still very wholesome. This simple recipe features mashed bananas, oats, coconut, and ground almonds (and perhaps a smidgen of chocolate!) for a great treat for kids of any age.

you might want to eat the whole batch yourself.

Banana Chocolate Cookies

1½ cups mashed, very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup liquid coconut oil
2 cups rolled oats
⅔ cup almond meal/flour (or ground almonds)
⅓ cup shredded coconut
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ – ¾ cup raisins or mini chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine bananas, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Whisk until smooth, then set aside.
  3. In another bowl whisk together oats, almond meal, coconut, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Measure about 2 teaspoons dough and press gently onto baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until tops are golden. Cool on racks.

Yield: About three dozen bite-sized cookies.

super sexy close up

 

 


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