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Banana Chip Cookies from Everyday Maven

Nut Free Paleo Cookies from www.everydaymaven.com

I’m so pleased to present this most delicious Guest Post and recipe by my friend and fellow food blogger, Alyssa from Everyday Maven.

I met Alyssa last year at a blogging conference here in Seattle and we’ve been friends ever since.  Alyssa is an NYU Graduate and a dynamic, beautiful young woman on a mission to help others achieve a healthy, active lifestyle through delicious whole foods.    Her recipes are mouth-watering and feel indulgent, although prepared with the enticing flavors of whole foods.

Alyssa has so graciously developed a dessert recipe for Karista’s Kitchen and I for one am thrilled!  I’m not much of a baker so the sweets posted here at Karista’s Kitchen seem to be few and far between.  Huge thanks to Alyssa for this lovely post and decadent Banana Chip Cookies.

BANANA CHIP COOKIES (grain free, gluten free, nut free) FROM EVERYDAY MAVEN ~

Hello Everyone and a huge Thank You to Karista for hosting me here today!

My name is Alyssa and I publish Everyday Maven. Everyday Maven is where whole foods meets weight watchers – real food recipes for the home cook who wants to keep their food clean and their waistline trim.

A couple of months ago, my family started down the road of eliminating gluten and most grains from our diet. This was no small undertaking and a huge sea change for us as we were used to baking and cooking with all kinds of whole grain flours. I will admit that it was somewhat of a reluctant change for the family. Add in a 3+ year old self proclaimed, “chocolate chip cookie monster” who is about to lose his precious cookies and you are pretty much on the verge of a crisis.

Obviously, I needed a Grain Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie in my repertoire to help bridge the transition and make everyone happy. I searched high and low and tried at least a dozen recipes.

The majority of the recipes I found contained some type of nut flour (almond, hazelnut, etc.) which is fine for us as we don’t have any nut allergies but my son’s preschool is nut-free and I wanted a recipe that was safe to bring to school functions and would make all of the toddlers (and their parents) happy.

After some trial and error, I finally settled on this version. These have a great chocolate chip flavor with a slight banana undertone. They are naturally sweet from the banana and only need 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar for 2 dozen!

Nut Free Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies from www.everydaymaven.com

The tapioca starch helps them crisp up a bit more than just using coconut flour and they keep well for a couple days. These are a softer cookie and tend to stay that way, even when stored in a cookie tin overnight. However, these Banana Chip Cookies disappear really fast so you may not even wind up with that problem.

I hope you’ll visit me over at Everyday Maven for more real food recipes!

Thanks,

Alyssa

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BANANA CHIP COOKIES by Everyday Maven
1 Points Plus Per Serving — Individual Serving is 1 Cookie — Recipe Makes 24
 
{Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Primal, Kid Friendly}
 
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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 large frozen banana, cut into chunks and thawed
1 large egg
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil, melted but not hot
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
3 Tablespoons sifted coconut flour
1 Tablespoon sifted tapioca starch
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grab a baking sheet and line with a Silpat. If you don’t have a Silpat, use parchment paper. I have tried these cookies on both and really prefer the results using a Silpat.
  2. Combine thawed banana chunks, egg and coconut palm sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the beater attachment. Start off by beating slowly (setting 1 or 2) and work up to 4. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes until banana chunks are broken down.
  3. With the mixer still running, pour in the melted coconut oil. Continue beating for another minute and turn off mixer.
  4. Add in the vanilla, cream of tartar, baking soda and sea salt. Beat until well combined.
  5. Finally, add in sifted coconut flour and tapioca starch. Beat on low speed until completely mixed in.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and gently stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Use a tablespoon to drop batter onto the baking sheet. You do not need to leave a lot of room around the edge of these cookies as they do not spread very much. I usually fit all 24 on 1 baking sheet. Use your finger to spread the cookies and form them.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven when edges begin to brown.1-IMG_8940
  9. Allow cookies to cool for 1 or 2 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack. Once completely cool, store in a cookie tin or wrapped in tin foil. Enjoy!

Nut Free Paleo Cookies from www.everydaymaven.com

Adapted From: Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies from Ditch the Wheat

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    tableofcolors
    May 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This looks like a wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Karista
    May 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

    You are so welcome! Alyssa always makes the yummiest recipes! Enjoy 🙂

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    Hannah
    May 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What a terrific guest post! I love bananas and chocolate together, and I’ve been baking more with coconut flour so I can’t wait to try these cookies. Wishing both you lovely ladies a very happy mother’s day weekend!

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      Karista
      May 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you Hannah! I can’t wait to make these cookies too. Wishing you a beautiful and happy Mother’s Day. So wonderful seeing you in person yesterday! Hugs!!

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    EverydayMaven
    May 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Karista, thank you for hosting me and for the lovely introduction! I hope you have an amazing Mother’s Day filled with love, laughs and good food 🙂 xoxo

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Alyssa, you are so welcome! Thank you for such a delicious post. 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful and delicious Mother’s Day as well.

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    saffronandhoney
    May 11, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Yummy and very wholesome!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

      I made them this weekend and they are delish! Two of my fave flavors together… banana and chocolate 🙂 Have a lovely day Ksenia!

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        saffronandhoney
        May 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        Thank you, Karista! Hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day!

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    Norma Chang
    May 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Sounds delicious and healthy too.

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Norma! I just had a little browse at your blog. What a lovely blog and love your recipes!

  • Reply
    frugalfeeding
    May 12, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Strangely I’ve never thought of doing banana cookies – what a great recipe!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Frugal! Alyssa prepares some delicious dishes and these are one of my faves. Have a fabulous day!

  • Reply
    john@kitchenriffs
    May 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

    The banana idea is brilliant. Really clever recipe – thanks so much for this.

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

      You are so welcome John! Take a minute and go check out Alyssa’s blog. You’ll love all the deliciousness over there. 🙂

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    tessadomesticdiva
    May 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I made these and loved them! Really great flavor and dense. chewy texture i just love in cookies. I had to almost double the flours to get i so the batter wasn’t dripping off my spoon. I am thinking maybe it was my bananas…I used one and half, but they were large.
    I also set the timer to 20 minutes and was glad I did…they golden all over and would have been over-done had i cooked them any longer!
    I also was only able to make 14 cookies using a tablespoon measurement…fyi!
    Thanks for a yummy recipe!

    • Reply
      EverydayMaven
      May 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Tessa,

      It sounds like your bananas were really big – I have made this recipe at least a dozen times and never had to add more flour.

      Also, coconut flour absorbs moisture (pretty aggressively!) so I am not too surprised that by adding more coconut flour you actually wound up with less cookies.

      Next time, try the recipe as-is with 1.5 medium bananas and you should get 2 dozen.

      Glad you liked them! Alyssa

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        tessadomesticdiva
        May 13, 2013 at 7:04 pm

        oh yes, coconut flour is a real moisture sucker! About how much, roughly would you say you use of mashed banana, or how long are your ‘medium’ bananas?

      • Reply
        EverydayMaven
        May 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm

        Hi Tessa,
        I just weighed what I usually use and it is about 7 ounces. I hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Jeanette
    May 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    These look fantastic – coconut flour can be tricky to work with, so I especially love seeing a good cookie recipe using it.

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Jeanette! Check out Alyssa’s blog for more recipes using coconut flour. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Allison
    May 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Yay! I am going to have to try these!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      They are delish! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply
    Enrico Camasso
    May 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This recipe is a hit! Thanks for posting!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    May 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Looks like perfect banana chip cookies without all of the eliminations. Wow!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Kiran. They are delish and feel decadent 🙂

  • Reply
    Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog
    May 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Mmm! These look delicious! I love Everyday Maven too 🙂

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    Samantha
    May 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    This recipe looks good! Can I use a banana that hasn’t been frozen?

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I think that would be ok Samantha, but feel free to leave a comment on Alyssa’s Blog http://www.everydaymaven.com with the question. This is her recipe and she will be able to tell you for sure if it’ll work or not. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kristen
    October 25, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Could I skip egg and use a flax or chia gel egg to make these egg free too??

    • Reply
      bennett
      October 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Kristen I’m sure it’s worth a try. I haven’t used egg alternative in this recipe, however I have in others and I usually get a good result. If you try it, be sure to let us know how it turns out. Happy Baking!

      • Reply
        Kristen
        October 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        And since it’s only one egg I think it will be ok

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    Debbie
    January 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Have you ever figured out the sugar grams on this recipe. I came across a website a couple of years ago that would break down all your recipes’ nutritional stats (cal, carb, sodium, sugar, etc) but cant find the web address any longer.

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      January 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm

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