Banana coconut chia seed cookies

Banana Coconut Chia Cookies

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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A healthy nutritious snack anyone can eat that tastes like a dessert!

Banana Coconut Chia Cookies

Let me tell you about these 5 super ingredients.

Banana coconut chia cookies

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!).

Shredded coconut has healthy fats that increase good cholesterol and zinc, good for the immune system. Coconut takes the place of oats or flour in this recipe.

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. 

Cinnamon is a great spice to add for a kick of flavor especially in combination with banana and vanilla. Apparently cinnamon can lower blood glucose levels when eaten with carbohydrates. 

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. 

Banana coconut chia cookies

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. 


Banana coconut chia seed cookies

Banana Coconut Chia Cookies

Bananas, coconut and chia seeds come together in a delicious, healthy cookie safe for anyone to eat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Snack
Servings 12 cookies


  • 2 medium bananas ripe
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas in a bowl. Add shredded coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla and mix together. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper. Form about 12 cookies about 1 inch wide and flatten a bit. Bake for 15-20 minutes or to your liking.


All bananas aren't equal. I used medium sized bananas. Adjust the coconut and banana ratio so the mixture is able to form balls, more on the wet than the dry side.  Feel free to add maple syrup if bananas aren't sweet enough for your taste buds. With that extra wet, you may need to add more coconut. Oats can be used in place of shredded coconut.
Let's get healthy together!


  • Sarah

    August 8, 2017

    These cookie look easy and I love anything with coconut 🙂

  • Kate

    April 23, 2017

    These look amazing!

  • Casey the College Celiac

    April 22, 2017

    Talk about cookies with all of my favorite things included! It’s amazing how versatile bananas and chia seeds can be!

  • Dionna

    April 22, 2017

    I love this recipe. Can I use something else besides the banana? I am currently on a no sugar diet and cannot have sugar form fruits. Let me know! I really want to make these.

    • Mindy Voet

      April 22, 2017

      That’s a great question. A mashed banana takes the place of a refined sugar and an egg. The texture of bananas could be replaced by nut butter and egg, or pumpkin, carrot, or sweet potato mash. It is difficult to say as I am unsure what it will taste like! I know not being able to eat sugar there are not many options for sweetness. I’ve never used stevia or looked into it much, but I’ve heard its a sweetener that could work. Let me know if you try anything and how it works!

  • These look great! I’m pinning the recipe, I think my kids will love them! Thanks!

  • Ariel C

    March 28, 2017

    They look yummy!

  • weliveinaflat

    March 28, 2017

    This looks like something simple and easy for me to try! 🙂


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