Almond Butter Banana Cookies

This recipe started with a request to make peanut butter cookies.  Obviously, in Paleoville, there is no such thing as peanuts (!), so I tried it with Almond Butter.  My first attempt got a big thumbs-down from my girls (not sweet enough; too dry).  So, this batch added a mashed banana and just a little extra raw honey to try to counteract the initial negative results.  The flavor came out great; although, this is not a crispy type of cookie ~ it’s more of the “cakey” variety.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon almond meal/flour
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend all ingredients until well-mixed.
  3. On a parchment-lined (or silicone baking mat) cooking sheet, drop small spoonfuls about 1-inch between cookies. Cook for 12 minutes until the edges start to brown.
  4. Let stand for at least 30 minutes so that the cookies can set.
  5. Enjoy!

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24 Comments

  1. Leigh Maijala says:

    Oh, and this may sound CRAZY but I hear nutritional yeast makes almond butter taste peanut buttery!

  2. Leigh Maijala says:

    Nice post!
    Get rid of the banana, and change your flour proportions to 1/4 cup almond meal (instead) and 3T coconut flour. See if that makes them moist! The almond skins are usually the oiliness the cookie needs. Cakey cookies are my favorite, but a lot of people don't seem to be fond of them! Strange!

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  5. I just made these this afternoon and girl, these are delicious!! Perfect just they way they are ;-) I'm always on the look out for grain free recipes and this is moist, cakey and sweet. My new favorite cookie recipe. I'm glad you have the printer version too, because I'm soo printing it!

  6. Wow! Let them rest for 30 minutes to set? It has been just 10 minutes and I've eaten TWO already! And, it's almost midnight (Am I in trouble?) I LOVE them! They are like banana bread… but BETTER! I got 20 cookies out of the recipe. Everyone else at home is asleep so…I could always say the recipe made 15… or 12… :o) Thanks!! They are perfect the way they are!

  7. are these supposed to flatten out as they cook? mine didnt

  8. Wowza I just made these and they are so good. My 2 year old daughter devoured her share. The only thing I did different to my second try full in the oven .. was wet my fingers and pat them down so they baked up a bit thinner (like your photo)

    Thanks for the great recipe!!

  9. Galana (Gail) says:

    Never leave the banana out,love anything with bananas!!!!!

  10. If I can’t use honey do you think agave would work ? My daughter can’t have sugar and am trying to find a good cookie and cupcake for her…?

  11. Is almond meal same as almond flour?

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  13. Tracy Lynn says:

    If you have an allergy to bee products, what can you substitute the honey with??

  14. Would this work with sunflower seed butter? Tastes more like pb to me although i like almond butter just as well.

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