Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

One of my favorite recipes in my book is for Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re so delicious, it’s hard to believe that they’re somewhat nutritious!

I wanted to bake a batch of them for Cookie Friday, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients, so I improvised and made a whole different cookie.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
  • Roll batter into balls and then flatten on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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Makes 9 large cookies

Because these cookies are so thick and hearty, I only ended up eating one. Usually, I ended up eating practically half of the batch, but these cookies have a lot of substance. The chocolate chips and maple syrup add just the right amount of sweetness without going overboard. The mashed banana and melted coconut butter combine to give the cookies a medium-firm texture, which is just the way I like them!

78 Comments

  1. I made the originals a couple of weeks ago when my sweet tooth was running wild! They were SO good and made me feel better because they are pretty healthy with no sugar! Thanks for the recipe and I hope your relay went well this morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These cookies look delicious! I must do some baking this weekend…

    Hope your relay is going awesome – looking forward to the recap!

  3. Chocolate chip cookies are my biggest weakness so the fact that you’ve added fruit in there gives me all the more justification for indulging in them more! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Mmmm these sound delicious! I feel like I need to test out this “they are so satisfying that I only ate one” thing. I am NEVER satisfyed with one cookie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. LOVE your choice of ingredients! These cookies are practically health food. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can’t wait to bake a batch! ๐Ÿ˜€

    (p.s. congrats again on the book! I saw it at barnes and noble the other day and plan on picking it up this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

  6. These look super yummy! I don’t have all the ingredients I need, but I plan on improvising tonight too…perhaps loosely based on your improvisation! Should be interesting, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hubby is working late tonight (BOO), so I have lots of time to mess up the kitchen with my experiment without anyone (except y’all) finding out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. They look terrific Tina, I will make them this weekend. I love a firm cookie. I have never seen this recipe before.

      1. @Khushboo: Probably? I’m not really sure since I’ve only made these once, but it can’t hurt to try! If you make the, let me know how they turn out!

  8. Totally off topic but I was watching tv and saw an infomercial for yonana! It made me laugh because its to make the banana “frozen yogurt” just like when you use a food processor! It just reminded me of you ๐Ÿ™‚

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