These easy and delicious vegan paleo dark chocolate banana coconut cookies are a wonderful healthy treat! They’re simple and nutritious, so you won’t mind eating 2… or 10…
Summer is right around the corner, and I don’t know about your place, but around here, summer calls for easy. Easy breakfasts, easy lunches, easy dinners, and easy snacks and desserts.
Even though I like to keep the oven off as much as possible during the scorching southern summers we live through, I’m not against turning it on every now and again for something special. And these dark chocolate banana coconut cookies are pretty dang special…
Better with chocolate.
A few years ago I whipped up some paleo banana coconut cookies and shared the recipe over at my friend Trisha’s blog. They were only a few ingredients, simple to make, and my family loves them. They were such a hit on Trisha’s blog, I knew that I needed to make a chocolate version, too! ‘Cause everything is better with chocolate in it.
Am I right, or am I right? I’m right.
So a few weeks ago I amended my family-favorite recipe to be chocolatey. And my kids devoured them. It was one of those times when I had to fight them off with spoons and towels so I could get some good pictures before the cookies disappeared.
Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies.
If you’re a fan of bananas, coconut, chocolate, cookies, or happy kids, you’re going to love these cookies. They’re super easy to whip up, and healthy enough for a midweek treat. And they’re not only a favorite with the kiddos, either. My hubby enjoyed them as well!
You can also add in walnuts, if you like those. I prefer them in my cookies, but pecans, almonds, or even peanuts would be delicious in these little treats, too.
More dark chocolate goodness.
If you’re a fan of these dark chocolate banana coconut cookies, I’m sure you’ll enjoy these delicious dark chocolate treats, too. They’re all nourishing and easy, and of course packed with that wonderful dark chocolate flavor…
- Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Brownies
- Easy Dark Chocolate Eggnog
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- Dark Chocolate Breakfast Brownies
- Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
- Dark Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
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Dark Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies
Free of gluten, grain, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 2 bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1/3 cup homemade chocolate chunks or dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix everything in a bowl. Let sit for a few minutes so the coconut flour can soak up some of the liquid in the bananas.
Place spoonfuls of dough on a parchment-lined, or lightly greased, cookie sheet. Gently press down with a fork until cookies are about 1/2-inch thick.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly crispy.
Allow to cool a few minutes before removing from the pan.
Like easy chocolate treats? Try these…
- No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies
- Easy Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- Coco-Nut Butter Freezer Crispies
- Perfectly Easy Coconut Flour Brownies
- Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
Just pinned! Looks so yummy and your little girl is PRECIOUS!!!
Aw, thanks, Jules! I love her, even if she’s always photobombing my shots. Haha!
Did them with almond flour, they were amazing!
But when I tried with coconut flour, they needed up way to dry, even if I added almond milk and more bananas. I tried cooking them anyway, but there’s nothing to do with them. How come??
I’m glad you liked them with almond flour. They are supposed to be a very soft, moist cookie. I am not sure why they would turn out dry if you followed the recipe the way it was written. Perhaps it has to do with the size of your bananas (unless you measured the end mashed product)? I’m not sure…
All my favorite things in one cookie, love it!
They are all pretty wonderful things. 😉
These recipes look amazing! Definitely trying the banana coconut cookie?
Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
What is the best way to store these? Fridge?
They will be safe covered on the counter for a day or so, but after that I would store them in the fridge.
Hello , I baked these cookies , although delicious, they were a bit dry . Question please , does “ T” mean a teaspoon or tablespoon ? That may have been the reason ..
Because I love a spicy cookie, I added cinnamon , nutmeg and a pitch of cayenne !
Thank you !
A capital T means tablespoons. 🙂 Sorry for the confusion! Thanks for sharing your spicy additions, they sound delicious!
Hi, I only have frozen bananas on hand. Can i purée them for the recipe? Thank you, Lisa
You can definitely try it! The only issue I foresee is that it might make the mixing of the dough a little difficult. 🙂
how many servings do you get from 1 batch / serving?
It depends on how large you make your cookies. I tend to make mine about 2 tablespoons-ful and that usually gets me a dozen or so cookies.
How many calories?
I have no idea! 🙂 I never count calories, but I’m sure there’s an online calorie calculator you can use for free to figure it out. 🙂