Want to make an easy cookie that anyone can eat? It takes only 5 ingredients to make these banana coconut chia cookies. We all know someone with food allergies and this cookie takes out all the common ones! I’d think eating the whole bunch is okay, due to the nutritious ingredients.
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Banana Coconut Chia Cookies
Let me tell you about these 5 super ingredients.
Bananas have tons of potassium and even magnesium (see my previous post). Bananas can help with increasing your health by eating them every day. If you don’t like bananas plain (I am certainly not a fan, but I will) they are great substitutes for sugar in certain recipes. They are even better in smoothies (try this pumpkin pie one!).
Chia seeds have so many vitamins and minerals, it’s almost overwhelming. They have omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, B vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Basically they will protect the immune system, help digestion, build strong bones, and keep us full.
Vanilla hides the fact that there is no sugar in here besides natural banana sugar. It gives it another depth of flavor. I have no comment on the healthfulness of vanilla, but it’s vanilla. Try to stick to one that is true vanilla and not imitation.
It is super easy to make these cookies. Just mix everything in a bowl (mash up the bananas really good!) and place on cookie sheet in balls. It may get a little messy making balls with your hands, perhaps a cookie scoop would help. I suggest a silicon baking mat if you have one, otherwise parchment paper works well too. “Greasing” pans gets a little messy sometime. You can cook them as long as you like. I prefer them softer and around 20 minutes was perfect.
Fresh Flavors: Banana coconut chia cookies are the perfect snack full of vitamins to keep us healthy and full.