“Paleo” friendly Banana Choc Chip Cookies

While cookies are not a health food or a superfood that you do want to consume in large quantities, they can definetly be a great treat for school lunches, and even "big kids" like treats too. The problem is that all commercially produced cookies and biscuits are full of poor quality ingredients like industrial seed oils, artificial flavours and preservatives …. so the only option if you want something tasty and healthy is to make your own.

There are probably a thousand versions of Banana Choc Chip Cookies and this is one that my daughter Selkie and I made up. It is very easy to make and easily adjustable depending on what ingredients you have in the cupboard.

Ingredients:

3  Ripe banana's
3  Eggs
3 cups of Almond meal or LSA (LSA is cheaper)
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 of a cup of coconut oil or butter melted
1/4 tspn of cinnamon
1 tspn of vanilla essence
1 tspn of baking powder
Some Cacoa nibs or dark chocolate chips to keep the kids happy
 
Method:
 
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and in the other mash the banana then add the eggs, vanilla and coconut oil.
Mix the ingredients from the banana bowl to the dry ingredients and combine until well mixed.
Spoon out onto a cookie tray and bake at 170C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
 
All of these ingredients (except the bananas) are available at The Health Nut in Toolooa St Gladstone or at your local health food store.
 

 

 

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