These soft chocolate chip cookies are sweetened with banana and a modest amount of coconut sugar. They're also egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free, making them great for allergic individuals. Take a peek at the video below for a step-by-step tutorial!
As a food blogger, I am often scouring the Internet for recipes and inspiration.
Much of the time, I find myself looking at something sweet. While I can't say I have a big sweet tooth, I do love baking!
I particularly enjoy taking an unhealthy recipe and creating something healthy and delicious out of it, mainly in terms of sugar.
Because bananas have a natural sweetness, I wanted to incorporate them into a cookie recipe.
These cookies are soft in consistency, boasting of banana, vanilla, and cinnamon flavors.
They hold together well, and would make a great lunchbox treat!
Ingredients and substitutions
Flour - I like to make these with a combination of light buckwheat and brown rice flours; I've successfully used oat, barley, and spelt flours in place of the buckwheat. The added liquid will vary with each, however, so go slow with it.
Baking soda - This helps the cookie bake through.
Sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract - Flavor, flavor, flavor!
Banana, coconut sugar - These ingredients help to sweeten and moisten the cookies. The addition of banana creates a soft cookie, and it acts as an egg replacement, helping to hold everything together.
Coconut oil - Melted butter would also work if you tolerate dairy.
Milk - Any milk or even water works!
And, of course, chocolate chips or (what I like to do) is chop up a dark chocolate bar. It's more economical too!
Steps to make banana chocolate chip cookies
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add in the remaining ingredients.
Add just enough milk to make a cookie dough batter consistency (please see the video below for visuals).
I grind my flour fresh from these raw buckwheat groats. I assume the pre-ground flour would work, but the groats are far superior in taste.
If you're looking for an alternative that isn't buckwheat, see above under the Ingredients and Substitutions subheading.
Other healthy cookie recipes
Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¼ cup buckwheat flour ground from raw groats; see Notes
- ¼ cup brown rice flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon coconut sugar
- ¼ cup mashed banana
- 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons milk of your choice see Notes
- 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the dry ingredients together (flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, sugar).
- Stir in the remaining 'wet' ingredients (banana, oil, vanilla, milk). Start with two tablespoons of milk and add more if batter looks too dry.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a small spoon or small cookie dough scoop, divide the batter into 7-9 equal-sized cookies. Stir in half of the chocolate at this point.
- Top the cookies with remaining chocolate.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday