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2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies


2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies


I am amazed by the simplicity. Can’t wait to try this!


Thanks, chica! You won’t regret it.


Just wondering what is the calorie amount for the cookies? per serving! thanks


I don’t track calories, maybe there is an online counter you can plug it into?


ok thanks!


To figure calories add calories in 1 banana (about 105) + 3/4 cup coconut (listed on the bag) and divide by the number of cookies. If the serving size of coconut is in tbsp, there’s 12 tbsp in 3/4 cup. My estimate is about 650 in the recipe.


I calculated out somewhere between 130-150 calories per cookie depending on the size of banana used. SO good and I’m happy that there’s an option for us strict AIP’ers out there


Thanks for calculating!


2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut is 110 calories


So 12 tablespoons is 660 cal.


Add 105 cal per banana total is 765 cal using one banana


Excited to try these. Do they have to be brown/super-ripe bananas or just regular ripe? I have a ton of brown ones in the freezer.


Regular is what I used. If you use very brown, the cookies may be looser (not the tidy discs in the picture). They’ll be sweeter, though!


I loved these so much the first time that I’m making a double batch right now! I had one really ripe banana and one regular so, hopefully, they should be sweet and hold together. I also added a tablespoon of peanut butter – I have an addiction to the stuff! I’ll let you know how they came out.


Awesome! I’ll have to try with almond butter… peanuts and I don’t get along.


How did they come out?? Sounds awesome!


Oh, I just noticed the bananas in your picture are regular. I’ll try one of those.


Whoops, haha just replied to your first comment!


Whoa. Ok well this wil be happening this week! My girls will love this Sharing and pinning!


My kids would love this and so simple! thank you!


I can’t wait to try these


These are so simple and healthy! 2 of my favorite words. Can’t wait to try them!


My kids would just love these, at their co-op they can’t have any nuts this year due to a child with severe allergies so I have been looking for different ideas!


These will be PERFECT, then!


Please check with your child’s teacher. Believe it or not, sometimes coconuts are classified as “tree nuts”.


Not sure why I have not made these before!!!!! My kids will flip.


Fabulous!


Wow these are divinely simple, I’ve just come across your sex in a pan recipe, which looks fab but time involving and then I pop over to this and it’s the simplest thing ever you are ever so talented foodista.


Thanks! Yep, Paleo Sex in a Pan is time consuming. I like to switch it up with stuff like this!


These look really good and so easy. I can’t wait to try them.


You won’t be disappointed, I think!


What’s the texture of these once they cool?


Soft. A bit chewy…


Any idea would it work with ground almond instead of the coconut? Don’t have any coconut in the house!


Sorry, what would work with the banana instead of the coconut? Almonds pulsed a few times in the food processor would probably be great, yeah.


Honorable Hubby might like these.


They taste amazing, so yeah it’s a high probability.


sweetened or unsweetened coconut? do you really need a food processor or can you mash the banana really well and then stir in the coconut?


Unsweetened coconut, and you could probably get away with mashing by hand and then stirring in the coconut…


I am glad I saw this q&a on sweetened or unsweetened coconut. Couldn’t tell from the pic. Maybe add to the ingredient list? You don’t find a lot of banana recipes that aren’t requiring overripe bananas. Trying it tonight.


Zonia, thanks for the suggestion… I have clarified it in the recipe.


what only 2 ingredients?! i definitely need to try this out!


These look incredible. I love things are fast, easy and healthy.


Um, this is AWESOME! I have BOTH those ingredients in my pantry right now!


It’s fate!


What if you only have sweetened coconut? Would it still work?


That would still work, yes.


Just made these. Not so good. I didn’t have the oven on 350. Had it on 325 and all the bottoms burnt. Tops didn’t get brown.


Oh no! Was your banana very ripe?


It was medium ripe. I was trying to use them up before they all spoiled. Do you think this could be the reason?


Maybe! More likely that your oven cooks unevenly, but if this isn’t a problem that you’ve experienced baking other things, then I’m stumped. I’ve made this twice and seen a few other folks make as well without issue. :'(


This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I host a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. You click the blue button at the bottom of the post to add your recipe, and readers will be directed back to your blog to read it: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/08/13/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-38/


Done!


Dang, these sound awesome! I will make them as soon as I get more bananas. My girls would love them


They are 100% tasty.


These look delicious and easy! I love that there is no added sugar, too.


This is awsome, i just whant to try this, but i hate banana :/ can i replace it by other ingridient to have same cookies but tasting diffrent?


I think these are pretty dependent on the banana, although dates would probably work!


I haven’t tried it, but maybe pumpkin puree would work?


Hmmmm, doubtful but maybe worth a try?


Thank you


Just made these with dried cranberries in them! SO FREAKIN GOOD. Love simple recipes like this.


Awesome to hear!


I totally agree with your point about 2 ingredient recipes where 1 is a cake premix. They should be known as a 2 step recipe – mix and bake.


I’ll be trying these as soon as I can go out and buy some coconut!


Mix and bake, I like that (even if I don’t like cake mix, ha). Keeps it short but still accurate!


Wow, a lot of comments. I just made these using riper bananas. There was no problem with the bottoms burning, perhaps because I put them on a higher rack in the oven. They are good and a lot like macaroons but they have a subtle flavor that is a bit odd. It may be I am not used to cooked banana and using the firmer, fresher bananas will be better. However, one little cookie was not enough. Five more were just about right. This recipe is easy, easy. So easy that everyone should make them and experiment with some of the additions. I’m eager to try a tiny bit of ground almonds or a pinch of salt. Be careful. This seems like a flavor that is easily whacked the wrong way. Quite a tasty little treat if you need something quick and homemade. I have a friend who is waiting to try these.


Try it again with firmer bananas, it cuts down on the baked banana flavor if you’re not a fan!


Made these cookies again using less ripe bananas – the taste was much better as you thought! I feared the banana would be hard to mix by hand but when I added the coconut the banana seemed to liquify. I also used a small scoop for a nice little half ball shape. Wunderbar! These were baked for the hubby who has to work an extra day this week. He and the co workeres liked the last batch. He’s going to really love these!!


Glad to hear the flavor improved so much.


There are so many comments, I thought I would just sneak my question in here. Have you tried frozen bananas? I would thaw them obviously, but I have a bunch of bananas in my freezer and wanted to make something other than banana bread this time.


Would they work, or turn out too mushy?


I think it would work! Cookies will be darker in color, and you’ll need to up the amount of coconut because I think the thawed bananas will be incredibly mushy. Add coconut until the dough is not soupy any more…


These are so yummy and simply. Thank you for sharing!!


Glad you enjoyed!


I seriously have to agree with you about those 2-3 ingredient things that are constructed from a box mix and the commercial pie filling as “2-3 ingredients”. Not. While I don’t eat desserts often (I’ve excised most of my “sweet tooth”), somehow, I always, always love trying out things made from real ingredients, dessert or otherwise. These cookies look impressively YUM, and are definitely on my radar. I am going to put them on my list to make the next time we have an office party (where sweets seem always to be expected — at least these will be healthy ones! Thanks.


these are so cool, i can’t wait to try them! how simple!


I have 4 bananas & lots of coconut. Gues what I’m making tomorrow. Great combo!


I came across this recipe this morning and had to give it a try!


I have to say I’m very, **very** happy with the results. As I mention in my blog posting, the next batch are going to incorporate honey, coco-powder, and quite possibly cinnamon…


Thanks for the recipe…!


http://paleovirtus.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/banana-coconut-cookies/


Really enjoyed reading your blog post!


Glad you enjoyed it!


I gave them a shot of chocolatiness…oh Lordy were they good!


Poor things never even got a chance to get cold….


http://paleovirtus.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/banana-coconut-chocolate-cookies/


I LOVE these. Who knew they would hold so well? Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy inside, also not too coconuty as my boyfriend said. You saved my life, coffee without cookies first thing in the morning is a war zone and I was out of coconut flour for regular cookies. These are so simple thank you.


Mmmmmm, I’ll definitely have to try these with my morning coffee!


We totally think alike


I’ve been seeing those 2 ingredient cookies, but kept thinking to myself ‘this would be better with coconut’.


I was thinking about using coconut flour or maybe a mix of shredded and flour.


The combo would probably work, but be careful of coconut flour’s moisture-absorbing properties…


Just finished up a double batch of these with ginger, cinnamon and chopped dark chocolate. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the great recipe.


Hey there. This sounds great! I currently live in a tiny flat with no oven- would these work by frying them in olive oil? thanks!!


I would definitely give that a try! Just flip them carefully..


Delicious! Any suggestions for storing them and how long they will keep?


These were fine. Easy to make, tasted alright – like banana and coconut. Very healthy taste. But they had way too much fiber for me. Woke up in the middle of the night with cramps. I realize this isn’t the fault of the recipe I just wanted to remind people to be careful with these if you’re sensitive to high-fiber foods.


Thanks for the head’s up, Charly!


Plenty of fiber, sounds good to me? Aren’t we supposed to be cleaned up once in a while.


Haha, they’re a tasty clean-out…


How big was the banana that you used? Or how much roughly in grams should I be looking at using? I prefer to work in weight measurements to get a more consistent recipe.


Well, this recipe is somewhat forgiving of inexact measurements. But 1 banana = ~1/3 cup mashed banana, or ~1/3 lbs. Hope this helps!


Hi Grok Grub! I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this amazing recipe in my post 102 Gluten Free Cookie Recipies. I’m also pinning it to my Gluten Free Cookie Madness Board.


You are more than welcome to share this amazing resource with your readers or link to this post if you’d like! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Here’s the url: 102 Gluten Free Cookie Recipies


Cool! Thanks for including me.


I feel like these would be adorable and tasty if you dipped half of them in some dark chocolate. Either way I have to try making these. So freaking simple!


You should totally dip them in chocolate!


I love this idea! They look so good – can’t wait to try them!


They are just so good for how simple they are!


Hi there! These look amazing I am a teacher so this could be a great snack to have at school.


Do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut.


thanks


Unsweetened, Rebecca!


I just made this for my toddler who is on an AIP diet for eczema and he loved them! Its hard to find easy AIP snacks and this is just what I was looking for.


Thanks!


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Thanks! Will do.


I made these for the first time today, they are super easy and turned out perfect just like in the picture! They tasted good too, I’m going to make another batch tomorrow. Thanks for a great simple recipe!


I adored your recipe with banana’s, but I am all out. I do have a ripe plantain, would that work the same?


They’ll be firmer and less sweet, I’d think. If you’re okay with that… then worth a try!


These are perfect-thank you! I am on the autoimmune protocol and was wondering if there is a way to add an AIP friendly protein to make these breakfast cookies for the days that I need to prepare something the night before? I am no baker (or chef for that matter) and would love suggestions on how to make these with gelatin or collagen? Thank you so much!


I’m sure you could stir in some gelatin for nutritional value (although the cookies do not require it structurally).


I made these today and they were great! I also signed up for your newsletter and like your FB page. I am looking forward to your recipes.


Thanks, Sandy. Welcome!


Hello GrokGrub. My name is Dan and I am a founder of Easy Fast Recipes website. Many thanks for this lovely Banana Coconut Cookies recipe! Natural, simple and affordable ingredients, easy to follow step by step instructions. I am a Paleo diet follower myself. This is yummy easy fast recipe and I think it’s going into my bookmark list.


Keep up the good work. I am looking forward for more Paleo easy food recipes on your great site in the nearest future.


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Do you use unsweetened coconut or sweetened?


Hi Anna, it’s unsweetened, for sure!


Prior to paleo, I tried the oatmeal version and was unimpressed. After I went paleo, I tried these and thought they were pretty good. I occasionally added a few Enjoy Life mini chips on top. Now that I am autoimmune paleo, these stand in nicely for a cookie, and are surprisingly satisfying when I need something sweet, but I also don’t feel guilty eating a couple with breakfast. I usually add a little alcohol-free vanilla extract and cinnamon. Sometimes I add some carob powder for a chocolate flavor. Thanks for this recipe!


Wow, awesome to hear that you like them better than the oatmeal version and that you’ve been experimenting. Carob is a great idea!


Meh. I guess these are alright if you are used to a “real food” only diet, but I wouldn’t take them to the church picnic or family reunion. I don’t think they’d appeal to the masses. They definitely need some cinnamon or a bit of something sweet – they taste plain and have a weird consistency.


Cinnamon? Sounds good, adapt to your preferences.


Wow. These saved the day for my 11 year old who is on day 3 of AIP. I added a couple drops of alcohol-free butterscotch flavoring and she seemed happy all-around. Excellent, easy treat for the end of a long day.


THANK YOU!!!!!


Aw, yay! Butterscotch sounds amazing!


Tasty!


Can I put them in a blender instead of a processor?


Yes, but make sure not to blend up the coconut totally. Let it keep some texture.


OMG. I am a diabetic and use to low sugar desserts. These were delicious and filling. Feel like I just had a whole bowl of macaroons and macaroon and just ate 1 cookie. I baked mine on no stick foil and greased only 4 spots for cookies. Baked 15 minutes on one side and turned over cookies to bake additional 10 minutes on other side. Ate one warm. Do I store the rest in frig or cookies canister??


Hi Sally, glad you enjoyed! I store them in the fridge.


Hi


How thick do I make each cookie ?


1/4 to 1/2 inch, I’d say.


How many calories are these per cookie? They taste amazing and I don’t want to be too unhealthy about eaten alot of them!


Would these freeze well? if so how long?


Let me get back to you on that. I don’t know how baked banana reacts to freezing and thawing…


I have a friend in a rare AD group I’m a part of that says these freeze very well!


serves 5? HA! more like serves 1 five cookies


I made these one time with a diced up square of the lindt 85% dark chocolate…so good. Also made these with cinnamon and raisins…sooooooo goooooood! I used super black bananas that I keep in the fridge and they turn out wonderfully.


Thank you so much for this simple, yet amazing recipe! It has become a lifesaver for me when I crave something bread-like that I can pick up and bite into with that texture.


Wow, I have GOT to try these with chocolate!


How do you suggest storing these? If they can be frozen for my kids lunches, then I will make a double batch!


Thanks


Question: Could these be baked on parchment paper instead of greased cookie sheet?


I have never tried it… I would grease the parchment paper just to be safe!


Hi I really am loving this recipe and want to try it to make it for family I’m visiting in India! This’ll be perfect for them since they follow many dietary restrictions (no eggs, added sugar, etc). However, I think I only have fresh coconut available to me here and am concerned that if I add freshly grated coconut there’ll be too much moisture in the batter… Maybe if I add some ground almonds or oats? What do you think? I’m also considering adding some chai tea spice mix to spice it up for my family’s palate. Do you think that the flavor would meld well with the baked banana and coconut? Thanks so much!!!


I do think the chai would be good, and I think adding some ground almonds would help firm up the batter!


I added protein powder to these and coconut peanut butter with dark chocolate chips. – AMAZING


OMG!!!


How long do these last? I’m assuming probably only a day?


A day or two, yes. Three in a tightly-closed container.


These sound very unique! I’ll have to give them a try.


They’re not Chips Ahoy, but I think they’re tasty.


I made the recipe as is and they were great with coffee but I wanted a little more flavor for a stand alone cookie. I took some raspberry chia “jam” that I made (fresh raspberries, lemon juice, chia seeds and a couple tbsp of maple syrup), rolled the coconut banana batter into a ball and made thumb print cookies with the jam! They were EXCELLENT!!!! Just wanted to pass it on!


Thanks for the tip! Never thought of turning these into thumbprints before…


Could you use bananas from the freezer for this one?


Nope, fresh bananas only, unfortunately.


Tried it today it’s surprisingly good


Haha “surprisingly”. Thanks!


how many is concidered a serving?? how many cookies does receipe make??…


The recipe makes 5 cookies, if my memory serves.


how about using coconut flour?? would that maybe work??


No, unfortuunately coconut flour would not work in place of shredded coconut.


I love recipes that are easy!! Can’t wait to try these. Thank you for sharing this!


Muchísimas gracias por estas galletitas, son mis preferidas para acompañar el café, té o mate. Las he hecho solo con banana y coco, con almendras fileteadas, con pasas o con chispas de chocolate, y ¡todas son un gran éxito!


Las he hecho en el horno y también en el microondas, las he freezado y descongelado, y siempre saben bien.


Es una receta perfecta!


My kids top them with chocolate chips. They are awesome. I highly recommend these.


That sounds great! Glad you like them.


Do you think these would work with coconut flour and banana? I live with a bunch of weirdos who don’t like the texture of coconut. (Obviously, this comes from my husband’s genes, not mine!)


Definitely worth a try! Mash up the banana first, then gradually add in the coconut flour… being careful not to add too much (as coconut flour soaked up moisture with a slight delay).


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I saw some two ingredient cookies on Instagram, then on Tumblr. I didn’t see THESE two ingredient cookies, let’s be clear, I saw banana + oatmeal cookies. That version, which inspired my banana coconut cookies, is pretty common in vegan circles but I thought when I saw them that coconut would work just as well. I was right! Here I present: Yes. Truly. Two ingredients (of course, you can add other things if you want… but it’s not necessary)! These are the perfect thing when you want something like a breakfast cookie, but not the complication of almond flour, eggs, baking soda, etc. Plus these Banana Coconut Cookies have the fact that banana + coconut is just an A+ flavor combination going for them. Really, Mother Nature is doing all of the work here. Just throw the two ingredients together and let the magic of the oven do its work.


Also let the record state: I hate those “two/three ingredient” recipes where one of the ingredients is boxed cake mix, and the other is a can of pie filling. Both gross and cheating, is what those are! And unnecessary, when something as delicious as these banana coconut cookies can be made from two simple, real food ingredients.


This little recipe for 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies uses only the ingredients in its name to produce a totally delicious result (that's free of gluten, added sugar, dairy, nuts and eggs)!


Optional mix-ins include: chocolate chips, chopped bacon, chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon. Be sure and do not incorporate more than a small handful of mix-ins into each batch, or the cookies will not hold together.


Original article and pictures take http://grokgrub.com/2014/08/05/2-ingredient-banana-coconut-cookies/ site

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