Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Finally a recipe for those overripe bananas other than banana bread! Gluten is the protein in wheat that is quite sticky and helps hold baked goods together. In this wheat-free recipe, bananas bind the ingredients and also add significant sweetness so that only a small amount of maple syrup is needed.

Ingredients:

2 bananas, mashed
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown rice flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

In a medium bowl, combine bananas, oil, syrup and vanilla. In separate medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, coconut and salt. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and blend until just combined (do not over stir). Add in chocolate chips.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop batter by the heaping teaspoon onto sheet. There is no need to roll, flatten or shape the mounds. Place in oven and bake 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and place directly on wire rack to cool.

MAKES 1 1/2 dozen cookies

I want to hear from you, what’s your favorite cookie recipe? Have you tried incorporating healthier ingredients into your recipes?

Recipe from Terry Walters Clean Food
Vanessa Cunningham

Vanessa Cunningham

Nutrition & Wellness Expert at Unhealthy No More, Inc.
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Vanessa Cunningham is a Huffington Post contributor, nutrition & wellness expert of Unhealthy No More, Inc., author, and speaker based in New York City. A graduate of Pace University, she also studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She helps busy professional women prioritize their health by creating customized plans that are fun, sustainable and easily integrated into their lifestyle. Through her holistic one-on-one coaching programs, dynamic workshops and scintillating blog posts, she empowers her clients to thrive at work and in life.
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