February 27, 2024/Recipes

Recipe: Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

A quick, delicious and naturally sweet treat

Mashing bananas with fork on wooden cutting board, with chocolate chips on table

Craving something sweet? This recipe is a quick way to use ripe bananas, as well as other simple staples to create low-carb cookies. The bananas provide natural sweetness, as well as good nutrition (vitamin A, potassium and fiber), while dark chocolate’s antioxidants can help protect your cells.

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Each cookie has 5 to 7 carbs, depending on the size of the cookie and the kind of chocolate chips used.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips, preferably 70% or greater cocoa content to get antioxidants
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts or natural nut butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mash the bananas, then stir in the egg, chocolate chips, nuts or nut butter, salt and vanilla.
  3. Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil or avocado oil (or the spray versions) and spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the batter onto the cookie sheet. Try to pile the batter; if it’s too runny, add 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds and mix. Let the batter sit for about five to 10 minutes until the flaxseed gelatinizes.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool.

Ingredient health benefits

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 12 cookies
Serving = 1 cookie


Calories: 50

Total fat: 2.5 g

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Saturated fat: 1 g

Sodium: 20 mg

Total carbohydrates: 6.8 g

Fiber: 0.5 g

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Sugar: 4.4 g

Protein: 1.7 g

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