When I decided I wanted to do my spring reset, I downloaded the 21-Day Sugar Detox
book onto my ipad so I could have a library of quick recipes at my fingertips. If you are also participating in a spring reset, or are looking to have a sugar-free treat at Easter, I recommend these Banana Coconut Cookies.
These cookies have minimal ingredients, loaded with healthy fats from the eggs and are delicious! Plus, they come together in about 5 minutes, so it doesn’t get much easier than that. I will say if you are NOT a banana fan, I don’t recommend making these cookies as the banana taste is pretty prominent, but otherwise this is a great recipe to whip up when you want a little treat.
The recipe calls for shredded coconut, but I used Trader Joe’s unsweetened coconut flakes and they still came out just fine. Plus, they look like little bird nests!
Pro Tip: these cookies are extra delicious when you pop them in the freezer and have them as a little frozen snack.
Banana Coconut Cookies (from the 21 Day Sugar Detox book)
1/4 cup banana, mashed
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tsp melted butter or coconut
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
In a small bowl mash your banana. Add your egg, butter and vanilla and blend well.
In a larger bowl add your coconut shreds, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and continue to mix until well blended.
Gently scoop your cookies onto your baking sheet (this should make about 8 cookies). Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottom.
Cool, eat and enjoy! (or put in the freezer for later). 2015 cookbook challenge – check!
Anyone else have a delicious sugar-free recipe they want to share?