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Chewy Banana and Coconut Cookies

  • April 11, 2015
  • By Carly Neave

Coconut and Banana cookies

They’re chewy on the inside, crunchy on the out, with an after hit of sweet and sticky coconut, they are my ultimate banana and coconut cookies”¦and I am just in love with them. Perfect for your afternoon cup of tea or a quick fix when you’re craving something sweet, chewy and delicious. They’re filled with flavour and packed full of essential vitamins and minerals for your body. High in protein, potassium, fibre and manganese which is used by our bodies for a number of important activities. It helps in the process of healing wounds, forming strong cartilage and bone, ensuring proper brain and nervous system functioning and most crucially, in metabolising cholesterol, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It’s an incredible mineral and these cookies are packed full of it!

This banana and coconut cookie is the cookie that sets the bar for Guilt-Free living! So eat up and enjoy them because they’re raw, healthy and simply good good good!

Coconut and Banana cookies

Coconut and Banana cookies

Only three attempts to get these perfect as opposed to my usual five! It never ceases to amaze me how with each new recipe it takes such a fine-tuning balance of all the raw and organic ingredients to get the exact result i’m after. But if at first we don’t succeed, we must try, try, and try again – right!? Something like that :) The lemon drops on top of the banana slices in the middle of the cookie keeps the banana from going brown so make sure you don’t forget that all important step! Tag me on instagram when you give it a go @LeanLivinggirl. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Coconut and Banana cookies

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Banana and Coconut Cookies
 
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Serves: 10 cookies
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ⅛ cup brazil nuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For the topping
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180℃
  2. Blend the nuts in a food processor until they are chopped into a flour like texture.
  3. Place the blended nuts in a bowl and repeat with the banana and dates in the food processor.
  4. Add the banana date mixture to the bowl along with all the other ingredients.
  5. Mix very well with a wooden spoon.
  6. Place about a tablespoon of the mixture onto your parchment lined baking tray and smooth out into a flat circle shape.
  7. Repeat until all the cookie mixture is used.
  8. Press a slice of banana gently into the middle of your cookie and add a few drops of lemon juice over the banana.
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until just crispy on the outside, still chewy in the middle!

 

By Carly Neave, April 11, 2015 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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  • sophie edwards
    May 4, 2018

    Can you recommend a substitute for the almonds and Brazil nuts? I’m not allergic but I really dislike most nuts so wondered if there was a way around this because they sound delicious.

  • Nicola Mayall
    July 7, 2016

    Carly, I made these yesterday. Looking at the mixture before it was baked, honestly, I had reservations, but… these are AMAZING!!! I love them! Just so crunchy and gooey and sweet! Love them, great recipe, thank you! x

    • Lean Living Girl
      July 7, 2016

      Awww that’s so great to hear Nicola thank you! They are just super easy and a little too addictive!

      Thanks so much for sharing feedback :) xx

      P.s did you manage to find the fermented yeast?

      • Nicola Mayall
        July 7, 2016

        I didn’t get around to it, but you’ve reminded me! Must hunt it down! x

  • Emily
    March 17, 2016

    This looks divine – I adore coconut and banana. On a drastic calorie cut to make weight for an event on the weekend but intend to make everything on this website once it’s over! Do you happen to have an idea how many calories there are per cookie?
    Thanks,
    Emily

    • Lean Living Girl
      March 20, 2016

      Hey Emily,

      It really is such a yummy combination! Haha this must be one important event! Please don’t crash diet though, it will only mean the body will retain more weight after it’s over. Ask me any questions you have on it and more than happy to help!

      I’ve done the rough calorie count, it’s about 90 calories per cookie which is great! Worth mentioning though most of the calories come from the nuts which are from the healthy fats, with very little sugar meaning they won’t cause spikes in your blood sugar levels and therefore lead to weight gain like most shop-bought cookies do.

      Hope that helps and thanks so much for supporting the blog! :) xx

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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