Healthy banana and peanut butter cookies

Nothing makes me want to bake cookies more than a rainy day (and oh man it was pouring in Melbourne today). The warmth from the oven, the delicious smell and…

staples of banana and peanut butter cookies with milk cup

Nothing makes me want to bake cookies more than a rainy day (and oh man it was pouring in Melbourne today). The warmth from the oven, the delicious smell and the feeling of comfort and happiness that comes with baking cookies will always remind me of my childhood and the days I spent at my grandparent’s house with my Oma baking (grandma in German). Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit my Oma’s baking skills. I am a lousy baker and am much better at cooking. However, I keep trying and every time I find or come up with a good recipe I will give it another go. I was experimenting with some gluten-free baking ideas lately and this healthy banana and peanut butter cookies recipe turned out to be really quite nice. In fact, I believe this recipe is so good that I want to share it with you.

These cookies are all you want a healthy snack to be. Nutritious, low in sugar and delicious of course. These little bites are made with quinoa flakes and sweetened with only 1 tablespoon of honey. Bananas, shredded coconut and cranberries make them naturally sweet, without any additional unnecessary sugar. Banana and peanut butter make them soft and chewy.

banana and peanut butter cookies on the parchment paper

They are incredibly quick to make. You just throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and spoon them onto a baking tray. 15 minutes later you can find yourself back on the couch enjoying that rainy day with cookies by your side. Or at least your kids might be on the couch enjoying their day with cookies by their side 😁

a staple of banana and peanut butter cookies

Let’s make these amazing healthy banana and peanut butter cookies, shall we?

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Healthy banana and peanut butter cookies


  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x

Description

Did anybody say cookies and peanut butter? Yes, please! Soft and comforting, these cookies are ready in under 20 minutes. Gluten-free of course!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 small bananas or 1 big one ((mashed))
  • 2 tbsp good quality peanut butter
  • ½ cup quinoa flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup a mix of currents and cranberries ((I use the Australian variety))
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F)
  2. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine gently. Do not over-stir the dough, you don't want the quinoa and coconut flakes to break.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 equal balls using a spoon and place the balls on a baking tray lined with the parchment paper. Flatten them with a spatula or a fork.
    row cookie on a tray
  4. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes. They will be nice and golden when cooked through.
  5. Take the cookies out and let them cool for a couple of minutes. Now transfer them onto a cooling tray and let them cool off completely.
    banana and peanut butter cookies over head shot
  6. If you have any leftover cookies at the end of the day, which is unlikely, put them in the airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert

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2 Comments

  1. I am not the biggest fan of bananas desserts, but I liked these cookies a lot! The banana flavor is not too overpowering. Thank you for the recipe. I’ll add these cookies to my Christmas recipes.

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