Healthy cookies have become a bit of an obsession for me. I need them for my kids to snack on. (You moms know what I mean.) It has nothing to do with my own snacking tendencies (obviously). 😉
I’ve also been working on doing more egg-free cooking to accommodate my husband’s allergies. It can be tough sometimes, but lucky for us, bananas are an excellent substitute for eggs in some recipes – particularly cookies.
We also just recently loaded up on coconut flour, so guess what? Yup, these puppies are grain-free too! However, if you want to, feel free to substitute another type of flour. However, you’ll probably find that you’ll need to use a larger quantity of grain-based flour as coconut flour really soaks up the moisture, and you tend to not need as much.
It’s crazy how you can take healthy ingredients, mix them together, and make them into something just as delicious but not completely full of sugar and grain as their traditional counterparts. It makes you wonder why in the world we ever started down the baking path of bleached white flour.
Then again, I guess white flour has its place (I’m thinking paper mâché glue and crusty, chewy artisan bread a genius baker brings to the farmer’s market).
But right here and now, I’m really happy to have a healthy cookie recipe to share with you. Your kids will love you for making these! And by my calculations, the entire batch contains only 389 calories, so you won’t feel terribly full and bloated after eating them. Score!
Here’s How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Your whole family will love these delicious, and also healthy, peanut butter banana cookies.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 18 cookies 1x
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Mash banana, and thoroughly mix in peanut butter and vanilla.
- Add coconut flour and Truvia.
- Mix well.
- Separate into walnut-sized balls.
- Place on a cookie sheet and flatten with a fork in the crisscross peanut butter cookie shape.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until cookies begin to brown slightly.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
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