I’m spending the holiday in upstate New York with my family and it’s been snowing all week! I’m staying warm inside with the usual holiday festivities of baking and tree decorating. Today I had some bananas I needed to use up so I scoured Pinterst for some ideas and came up with a version of my own paleo cookies. These real food cookies need only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Unlike your traditional cookie, these nutrient dense cookies require no flour or added sugar. They are gluten free, dairy free and kid friendly! Plus they combine healthy fats, high fiber carbs, and protein. I recommend eating them within a few days which should be easy because they are DELICIOUS 🙂
Apple Banana Nut Cookies
Makes: 32 small cookies
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 medium red apple (I used gala)
- 1 1/2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp of coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Chop nuts into small pieces using a nut chopper or food processor. You can probably use any nuts you have available, cashews, walnuts, or macadamia nuts should work. Set aside in medium mixing bowl.
2. Chop apple and slice banana. Add both to a food processor and blend well.
3. Add the apple and banana mixture to the nuts and mix.
4. Melt coconut oil. Add coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs to mixture. Mix until well blended.
5. Using a cookie scoop, form balls and place onto a nonstick cookie sheet. You can also line with parchment paper. Slightly flatten dough.
6. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly brown. They should come out somewhat chewy. Let cool 5 minutes.
Nutritional Info: Each cookie is approximately 70 calories, 3.5 g carbs, 2 g protein, 5.5 g fat.