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Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies


If you’re in need of a way to use up those brown bananas sitting on your counter, look no further than these delicious gluten free banana cookies!  These banana bread cookies are moist, naturally sweet, and only call for 6 simple ingredients – yay!







Banana Bread Cookies

I wanted to keep this paleo banana cookie recipe as simple as possible, using as few ingredients as I could.  I think I rose up to the challenge if I do say so myself.  Here’s what you’ll need to make these dairy free banana bread cookies – which, by the way, are vegan, gluten free, AND paleo!




By using only a handful of ingredients, it allowed the banana flavor to really shine.  I mean, you can’t have banana cookies without banana!  And you’ll never guess these banana bread cookies are made without eggs.


Banana Bread Cookies


hese almond flour banana bread cookies are easy to make.  Like really easy.  Here’s what you do:



How To Make Paleo Banana Bread Cookies:

Mix up the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt)
Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the dry ingredients
Add in maple syrup and mix until combined
Scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, flatten, and bake for 26-30 minutes.

I just can’t get over how ridiculously simple these are!!



Banana Bread Cookies


If making an actual loaf of banana bread intimidates you, give these cookies a shot.  They are practically fool proof and I know you’ll love them.  And if you have kids…they’re gonna go bananas over these!





Banana Bread Cookies


Tips For Making Banana Cookies
Don’t mash the bananas to death – keep a little texture in them!
Always measure the mashed bananas with measuring cups.  Don’t just guess by the size of the banana.
Ovens vary.  Keep an eye on them and take them out when the tops are golden brown and your kitchen smells like banana bread!
They will continue to set up as they cool, so for the best texture, let them come to room temperature. 
I personally like the recipe as written, but listed a few optional add-ins for people wanting more flavor.  Also, my readers have added some yummy things with great success – so be sure to read the comments for more ideas!

INGREDIENTS




  1. 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  6. 1 1/4 cup overly ripe mashed bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
  7. Optional Add-ins
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. extra 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. pinch ground cloves
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips



INSTRUCTIONS




  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well
  3. Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the dry ingredients (I mash, then measure)
  4. Add the maple syrup
  5. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated
  6. Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet
  7. Gently flatten the cookies with a fork or back of a spoon.
  8. Bake for 26-30 minutes until the middles have set and aren't wet (mine were perfect at 28 minutes)
  9. After the cookies come out of the oven, place them on a wire rack to cool
  10. Let the cookies come to room temperature before eating
  11. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days


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